In this weeks episode, in honor of Robert E. Howard’s 108th Birthday, I will be discussing Spear & Fang. This was Howard’s first professional pulp sale, he sold it in 1924 for $16.00. Spear & Fang first appeared in the July 1925 issue of Weird Tales.
Spear & Fang is a fast paced piece of historical fiction focusing on Ga-nor and A-aea, two Cro Magnon people living in prehistoric times. A-aea, is abducted by a Neanderthal man one night after spying on Ga-nor whom she is romantically interested in. Ga-nor discovers the abduction and gives chase into the jungle.
Spear & Fang at Project Gutenberg Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607951.txt
Spear & Fang eText: http://www.trussel.com/prehist/spearandfang.htm
Robert E. Howard Forum: http://conan.com
Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/
Robert E. Howard @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard