Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Episode 06 - The Pool of the Black One (Or, When Figurine Collecting Goes Too Far...)

It's story time! They say that there is an island far to the west, an island written of in the Book of Skelos, where foul horrors lurk, but priceless treasures lie forgotten, waiting for an adventurer willing to risk it all... Hither came Conan, freebooter and rogue. Let us tell you of the days of high adventure!

This week we're discussing the sixth story in the Robert E. Howard Conan canon, The Pool of the Black one (download MP3 here). The above art, by Mark Schultz, provides an indication of what you can expect! Another excellent entry in the series, we believe, with a dash of the Lovecraftian "unknown". What did you think of the story? Let us know in the comments!

Some links worth mentioning...

1. The interview between Charles Hoffman and Marc Cerasini available at "The Cimmerian" is found here.

2. The "Cosmic Filth" essay we (in part) discuss originally appeared in the third issue of "The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies," April 1993. It can be found here.

In two weeks, we return with the next story, Rogues in the House! (Read it on Wikisource!)

Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Ending theme: "Anvil of Crom - Piano Cover" arranged by YouTube user Yann Torn. Found at Arrangement of  "Anvil of Crom" by Basil Poledouris, from the Conan the Barbarian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Original Score: (c) 1982 Basil Poledouris; Original Album: (c) 2010 Prometheus Records. Used without permission.

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