Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Episode 03 - The Tower of the Elephant (Or, Sayonara Yara! An Elephant Alien Demon God Man Never Forgets!)

Episode three time! This week, we discuss the classic Conan the Cimmerian tale "The Tower of the Elephant"! (Download mp3 here!) You can read the story on Wikisource here.

The awesome cover for Savage Sword of Conan #24, as done by Earl Norem! This issue includes one of Marvel's multiple "Tower of the Elephant" adaptations.

Here are some resources for this week's tale!

1. Gary Romeo's essay on REHUPA.

2. The online / open-source text-based computer game.

3. General comments about TotE in relation to other contemporary stories (Tolkien, Dunsany, etc).

4. Dungeons and Dragons module for TotE.

5. Bandcamp Page for The Tower of the Elephant, a stoner rock band. Check 'em out, and send us other Robert E. Howard inspired music!

6. Here's a nice Comics Alliance article about Barry Windsor Smith, artist from some of Marvel's fine Conan adaptations! His interpretation of Conan is unique. Let us know who you think drew the best Conan!

In two weeks, join us for the next thrilling Conan the Cimmerian adventure, Black Colossus!
(Read it on Wikisource.)

"Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (
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