Which classic author, within the fantastic genre, would make sense to publish in the third volume of our exclusive editions? Robert E. Howard, in particular his tales of Conan the Barbarian.
After the publication of an Edgar Allan Poe anthology in 2017 and a new HP Lovecraft anthology in 2018, we set a very high standard. Which classic author, within the fantastic genre, would make sense to publish in the third volume of these exclusive editions? Robert E. Howard, in particular his tales of Conan the Barbarian . It is true that the author is less consensual than the previous ones, perhaps more closed in a niche, but Howard's influence on modern fantasy is undeniable. And Conan is Conan! We didn't touch the team responsible for the production and, after seeing the first results, we know that this edition will be as good or better than the previous ones.
For the first time, Saída de Emergência will develop a crowdfunding campaign. We know that this is an ambitious and risky project, so we will explain it in detail and measure the interest of fans and readers. This allows us to continue with this endeavor at the same time that your support is used to take the book to the bookstores.
The time has come to share the secrets and details of this epic volume.
Created by Luís Morcela, the cover of the third volume maintains the style of the previous two. A metallic color on a background that this time will be blue. And with all those special details that contribute to a cover that wants to be unique and unforgettable.
The selection was aimed to offer a balanced anthology between better known tales (eg «The Elephant Tower») and lesser known ones (eg «Shadows in Zamboula») - but all of them excellent. There will be almost 500 pages of adventure and action. And it is important to remember that it includes stories never published in Portugal.
Bruno Caetano is again the curator for the illustrations and the list of artists is impressive. Some with experience abroad, others that still only enchant here, but all share the passion for the Cimmerian. As in the two previous editions, the goal is that the styles are different and that the Conan that Robert E. Howard imagined and described with his words has as different interpretations as possible. There will be 23 illustrations in total, plus some bonus ones.
As in the previous two volumes, interior design will be developed carefully, exclusive to this edition and we believe it is worthy of a special hardcover edition.
When it reaches the bookstores, this edition will have the same retail price as the anthologies of Poe and Lovecraft, that is € 24.40. But crowdfunding will be cheaper, with four different options.
The expected date for sending your copy of Os Contos Mais Épicos de Conan is during the first quarter of 2021. Until then, share with your cimmerian friends so that this edition reaches the market already as a success.