Series: The Best of Robert E. Howard

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The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: Crimson Shadows by Robert E. Howard1
The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume 2: Grim Lands by Robert E. Howard2

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  1. Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard (2011)
  2. The Black Stranger and Other American Tales by Robert Ervin Howard (1980)
  3. The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Shadow Kingdoms by Robert Ervin Howard (2004)
  4. Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard by Mark Finn (2006)
  5. The Chronicles of Conan, Vol.4: The Song of Red Sonja and Other Stories by Roy Thomas (2004)
  6. Conan: The Road of Kings by Karl Edward Wagner (1978)
  7. The Chronicles of Conan, Vol.2: Rogues in the House & Other Stories by Roy Thomas (2003)
  8. Conan of the Isles by L. Sprague de Camp (1968)
  9. The End of the Story by Clark Ashton Smith (2006)
  10. Elric: To Rescue Tanelorn by Michael Moorcock (2008)
  11. The Book of Dreams by Nick Gevers (2010)
  12. Echoes of Valor by Karl Wagner (1987)
  13. Elak of Atlantis by Henry Kuttner (1985)
  14. The Midnight Sun: The Complete Stories of Kane by Karl Edward Wagner (2003)
  15. A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (TWO VOLUME SET) by H. P. Lovecraft (2009)

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Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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