I've read a couple of these
Jordan wrote six or seven of them. I thought they were pretty dang good.
I think I read all of Jordan's Conans. Some later down the line were, um, mediocre, such that I have about a dozen I've been meaning to read, but just never worked up the urge to crack open.
Yeah, quality varied among the other scribes. I bought all the books, but a few remain virgins.
I could have posed for these covers. (As Conan, of course.)
I thought that guy looked familiar.
I read all seven of them and thought a couple of them very good and the others readable. It amazes me that Jordan wrote these fast paced Conan books then switched to the slooooow Wheel of Time novels.
I enjoyed the Wheel of Time books, too, but got tired of waiting for him to catch up. I think the whole series might finally be in print, so it may be safe to start over.
The only Tor Conan pastiches I've read are one by Leonard Carpenter, which was readable, and one by Roland Green, which I didn't like at all. The one by John Hocking is supposed to be the best of the series, and I will get around to it one of these days.
I must have that Hocking book, James, since I have them all. I'll have to read it and see.
Well, it’s pretty neat to stumble onto a couple of my favorite authors discussing my only published novel.Wish one of you had read it, though. Conan & the Emerald Lotus is a pastiche tribute to REH and his immortal Cimmerian, but it’s also a salute to the Golden Era of Weird Tales magazine. In retrospect I think I worked just as hard to pack the thing with references to the old pulp stories I loved as I did to tell a story myself.So it’s far from perfect, but I’d certainly be gratified if one of you guys got around to reading it one day.John Hocking
Good to hear from you, John! I dug the book out of a box last night and put it on my reading stack.
I did the same thing, John. The book is now sitting in the stack next to my computer.
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