In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard. The Pit of the Serpent was first published in the July 1929 issue of Fight Stories, and is now in the public domain. It is the first published tale featuring Sailor Steve Costigan, one of Howard’s most popular characters. The story takes place in the Philippines, Manila to be precise. I would also say it takes place around the year it was first published, 1929.
The Pit of the Serpent at Project Gutenberg Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607341h.html
The Pit of the Serpent at Wikisource: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Pit_of_the_Serpent
The Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/
Official Robert E. Howard Forums: http://www.conan.com/invboard/