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The Official Harold Lamb Site




Harold Lamb Resources

Bison Books at the University of Nebraska Press is publishing the complete collection of Harold Lamb's Cossack stories, and four more volumes collecting almost all of Lamb's historical fiction.

Donald M. Grant publishes fine editions of The Three Palladins, Durandal, and The Sea of Ravens, all with phenomenal artwork. Rusudan should follow shortly. has a handful of reviews about Lamb history books that it sells.

Other Adventure Writers

E.E. Knight

On the surface Eric Knight's books about an apocalyptic near future may not have much in common with Lamb's work, but they share a love of complex characters, intricate plots, and grand adventure. Knight's one of the best new adventure writers on bookstore shelves today.

E.E. Knight's Vampire Earth

Scott Oden

You want pulse-pounding historical fiction that hearkens back to the old masters but is created with modern sensibilities? Look no further than the fiction of Scott Oden!

Memnon, Men of Bronze


C.S. Forester

Here's a home page devoted to another great adventure writer, C.S. Forester, creator of Horatio Hornblower. If you haven't read any Hornblower, you're missing out on some great storytelling. Ernest Hemmingway called it the finest adventure fiction ever written.

The C.S. Forester Society

Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard was a masterful adventure writer; one of the all-time greats. A superb craftsman, when Howard was writing at his best he could write rings around most other adventure writers--his prose often sings. Wandering Star sells some fabulous hardback editions of the Conan stories, along with other Howard work, and paperback versions of these editions are gradually being made available through Del Rey. Wildside Press is steadily printing collections of other Howard stories.

The Robert E. Howard United Press Association

The Robert E. Howard Web Site

Fritz Leiber

Leiber wrote an enormous volume of work, most of which I'm unfamiliar with, but his stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are some of the finest sword and sorcery ever written and rank among my favorite adventure books. Leiber is one of the founders of sword and sorcery and the man that coined the term. The following link will tell you everything you need to know about the man, as well as how to get ahold of some very nice editions of his books.

The Lankhmar Page

Talbot Mundy

Mundy and Lamb are probably the two most talked about contributors to Adventure magazine. Mundy's work retains quite a following even today, and with good reason; he could pen a cracking good adventure story, and his characters had far more depth than one expects from adventure writers.

Talbot Mundy

Roger Zelazny

Zelazny's first Amber series (he wrote an inferior sequel series) is great fantasy adventure reading, full of plot twists, sudden changes, and action galore. One of my all-time favorite collection of books. He wrote a number of other fine stories and novels as well.

Roger Zelazny Web Sites and More

Various Heroic Fiction Writers

The following is a fantastic site devoted to the writings of some of the more famous writers of heroic fiction and their most famous characters. It gives chronological listings of works, glossaries, and a growing analysis of the works of the following authors: David Gemmel, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock, Charles Saunders, and Karl Edward Wagner. More will certainly follow. A great reference if you've been wondering just how many Kane stories there are, or whether all of the Imaro stories have been collected (they haven't).

Heroes of Dark Fantasy

Other Fiction Resources

Soon's Historical Fiction Site A great resource for historical fiction of all kinds.

Violet Books A great source for "antiquarian, supernatural, fantasy, and mysterious Literature," Violet Books is helmed by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, author and editor. The page features a number of Salmonson's wonderful essays on literature (and other topics), replete with anecdotes about Fritz Leiber, Karl Edward Wagner, and others whom Salmonson knew. H. Rider Haggard's books are discussed in detail, and so are any number of authors of swashbucking fiction.

The Pulp Rack Duane Spurlock's pulp site, with copious amounts of information on the pulps, links, and other resources besides.

The is another fabulous pulp resource, not to be missed.

The Altair Accretion A potpouri of subjects can be found here, among them some pulp fiction penned by the owners of the Altair Accretion (including heroic fiction) and some essays on the works of Robert E. Howard.




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