Sunday, January 22, 2017
Robert E. Howard at 111
On this day, in 1906, Robert E. Howard, arguably the father of sword and sorcery fiction, was born in Peaster Texas. It still amazes me that even though he died at the age of 30, he had such a profound effect on the fantasy genre, and on roleplaying games. I drink a toast to his shade and to the dream of what he might have accomplished had he lived longer. May the fame that eluded him in life follow him into the next, and may all of those slain by the bloody hand of Conan stand as his honor guard in hell.