The Sword Women of Robert E. Howard & C.L. Moore: The Lineage of Red Sonja

In this weeks episode I will be covering the Sword Women of Robert E. Howard & C.L. Moore, and their connection to the comic book character of Red Sonja. I think this is one of the best examples of how classic pulp characters are still influencing fiction today.

I’ve wanted to do this episode for a few years now, it was just a matter of reading all of the pulp tales with these ladies in them. I will discuss each of the 4 red haired Sword Women, in the order of their creation.


Sword Women Timeline: http://PULPCRAZY.COM/?page_id=692

Purchase Sword Women & Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard:

Purchase Black God’s Kiss from C.L. Moore:

Read The Shadow of the Vulture by Robert E. Howard:

Read Hellsgarde by C.L. Moore:

Dark Agnes:

Jirel of Joiry:

Red Sonja/Sonya Agreement:


Red Sonja Prose Novels at BlackGate:



Dark Horse: