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L. Sprague de Camp (1907–2000)

Author of Conan the Conqueror

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About the Author

L. Sprague de Camp, winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, was fluent in several languages and traveled the world. He was chased by a hippopotamus in Uganda and sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. He saw tigers and rhinoceroses from elephantback in India, and he was bitten by a show more lizard in the jungles of Guatemala. His fascinating autobiography. Time and Chance, won the 1997 Hugo Award for best nonfiction. L. Sprague de Camp passed away in May 2000 show less
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There is only one L. Sprague de Camp. Do not split this author.

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Works by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Conqueror (1950) — Editor — 1,117 copies
Conan (1967) 1,036 copies
Lest Darkness Fall (1939) 999 copies
Conan of Cimmeria (1969) 876 copies
Conan the Freebooter (1968) — Introduction, some editions — 750 copies
Conan the Warrior (1967) — Introduction, some editions — 738 copies
Conan the adventurer (1966) 720 copies
Conan the Wanderer (1968) 704 copies
The Ancient Engineers (1960) 692 copies
Conan the Usurper (1967) 681 copies
The Compleat Enchanter (1975) 631 copies
Conan the Avenger (1968) 627 copies
Conan the Buccaneer (1971) 619 copies
Conan of the Isles (1968) 562 copies
Conan of Aquilonia (1977) 513 copies
The Goblin Tower (1968) 443 copies
The Fallible Fiend (1973) 386 copies
Conan the Swordsman (1978) 353 copies
Land of unreason (1942) 347 copies
The clocks of Iraz (1971) 344 copies
Conan the Liberator (1979) 326 copies
The Unbeheaded King (1983) 320 copies
Lovecraft: A Biography (1975) 311 copies
The Incomplete Enchanter (1960) 295 copies
Rogue Queen (1951) 292 copies
The Tritonian Ring (1951) 265 copies
Conan and the Spider God (1980) 260 copies
Wall of Serpents (1960) 238 copies
Undesired Princess and the Enchanted Bunny (1990) — Contributor — 232 copies
Tales from Gavagan's Bar (1953) 230 copies
The Enchanter Reborn (1992) — Editor; Contributor — 226 copies
The Reluctant King (1985) 223 copies
The Hostage of Zir (1977) 220 copies
Citadels of Mystery (1946) 219 copies
The Glory That Was (1960) 209 copies
The Queen of Zamba (1949) 202 copies
The Honorable Barbarian (1989) 194 copies
The Castle of Iron (1950) 185 copies
Tower of Zanid (1958) 183 copies
The Incorporated Knight (1987) 158 copies
The Exotic Enchanter (1995) 147 copies
The Blade of Conan (1979) — Editor; Contributor — 121 copies
Swords of Zinjaban (1991) 112 copies
Rivers of Time (1993) 106 copies
The Carnelian Cube (1948) 97 copies
The Pixilated Peeress (1991) 96 copies
The Spell of Seven (1965) — Editor — 96 copies
The Great Fetish (1978) 95 copies
The prisoner of Zhamanak (1982) 94 copies
Backdrop of Stars (1968) — Contributor — 90 copies
Time Untamed (1967) 82 copies
The Spell of Conan (1982) 79 copies
The Virgin and the Wheels (1976) 75 copies
Genus Homo (1950) 74 copies
The Stones of Nomuru (1988) 74 copies
An Elephant for Aristotle (1958) 73 copies
The fantastic swordsmen (1967) 65 copies
Swords & Sorcery (1963) — Introduction; Editor — 62 copies
Warlocks and Warriors (1970) — Editor — 60 copies
The Bronze God of Rhodes (1960) 59 copies
The Search for Zei (1962) 57 copies
The Venom Trees of Sunga (1992) 52 copies
The day of the dinosaur (1968) 48 copies
Divide and Rule/The Sword of Rhiannon (1990) — Author — 47 copies
Divide and Rule (1939) 45 copies
Lands beyond (1952) 42 copies
The Arrows of Hercules (1965) 40 copies
The Golden Wind (1969) 40 copies
The Last Drop (1941) 34 copies
Wheels 31 copies
The Hand of Zei (1963) 27 copies
The Undesired Princess (1951) 27 copies
The Great Monkey Trial (1968) 25 copies
The Ragged Edge of Science (1980) 23 copies
Sagas of Conan (2004) 20 copies
The Return of Conan (1957) 17 copies
The Conan Grimoire (1972) — Editor — 17 copies
Fringe of the Unknown (1983) 16 copies
The Ape-Man Within (1995) 16 copies
3000 Years of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1972) — Editor — 12 copies
The Conan Swordbook (1969) — Editor — 11 copies
The Conan Reader (1968) 11 copies
Phantoms & Fancies (1972) 11 copies
Solomon's Stone (1942) 11 copies
Ein Yankee bei Aristoteles (1980) 10 copies
Hyperpilosity (1938) 9 copies
Nothing in the Rules (1939) 9 copies
Fantastic. No. 181 (July 1974) (1974) — Contributor — 8 copies
The Curse of the Monolith (1968) 7 copies
Demons and Dinosaurs (1970) 7 copies
Tales Beyond Time: From Fantasy to Science Fiction. (1973) — Complier — 7 copies
Heroes and Hobgoblins (1981) 7 copies
The Virgin of Zesh (1953) 7 copies
The Emperor's Fan (1973) 6 copies
The Exalted [novelette] (1940) 6 copies
Scribblings (1972) 6 copies
Neu - Arkadien (1987) 6 copies
Judgment Day (1955) 5 copies
Hawks Over Shem (1955) 5 copies
Two Yards of Dragon (1976) 5 copies
The Lair of the Ice Worm (1969) 5 copies
The Hall of the Dead (1967) 5 copies
The Road of the Eagles (1955) 5 copies
Black Tears (1968) 5 copies
Eudoric's Unicorn (1977) 4 copies
The Snout in the Dark (1969) 4 copies
The Castle of Terror (1969) 4 copies
The Thing In the Crypt (1967) 4 copies
The City of Skulls (1967) 4 copies
The Gem in the Tower (1978) 4 copies
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 71 (1987) — Contributor — 3 copies
Employment 3 copies
The Isolinguals 3 copies
The Owl and the Ape (1951) 3 copies
The Guided Man 3 copies
The Command 3 copies
The People of the Summit (1978) 3 copies
The Rug and the Bull (1973) 3 copies
The Dark Other / The Undesired Princess (1951) — Contributor — 3 copies
Ka the Appalling (1958) 2 copies
Fantasy (1985) 2 copies
The Merman 2 copies
Living Fossil 2 copies
Legions of the Dead (1978) 2 copies
Jankies w rzymie (1991) 2 copies
When The Night Wind Howls (1951) 2 copies
The Star of Khorala (1978) 2 copies
The Green Magician (1954) 2 copies
Moon of Blood (1978) 2 copies
The Ivory Goddess (1978) 2 copies
Shadows in the Dark (1978) 2 copies
Hyborische Technik (1963) 1 copy
Von und über (1978) 1 copy
Die Conan-Saga (1978) 1 copy
Einleitung (Conan) (1967) 1 copy
Ingenieure der Antike. (1965) 1 copy
Juice 1 copy
Ananias 1 copy
Summer Wear 1 copy
Dragon Hunt 1 copy
King Conan 1 copy
Algy 1 copy
The Cayuse [novelette] (1993) 1 copy
Fantasy Twin 1 copy

Associated Works

Requiem (1992) — Contributor — 734 copies
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Contributor — 577 copies
Adventures in Time and Space (1946) — Contributor, some editions — 546 copies
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contributor — 503 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Contributor — 431 copies
A Dragon-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1994) — Contributor — 384 copies
The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century (2005) — Contributor — 379 copies
Science Fiction Omnibus (1952) — Contributor — 339 copies
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Contributor — 332 copies
Weird Tales (1988) — Contributor — 269 copies
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Contributor — 260 copies
Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History (1998) — Contributor — 252 copies
Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology (1973) — Contributor — 236 copies
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (1952) — Contributor — 232 copies
Unicorns! (1982) — Contributor — 223 copies
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Contributor — 219 copies
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1939) — Contributor — 205 copies
Science Fiction of the Thirties (1975) — Contributor — 204 copies
Modern Classics of Science Fiction (1991) — Contributor — 201 copies
Flashing Swords! #2 (1973) — Contributor — 198 copies
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contributor — 192 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) (1939) — Contributor — 180 copies
Tales from the Spaceport Bar (1987) — Contributor — 176 copies
A Treasury of Science Fiction (1948) — Contributor, some editions — 175 copies
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Contributor — 166 copies
A Science Fiction Argosy (1972) — Contributor, some editions — 163 copies
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 2, 1940 (1979) — Contributor — 153 copies
The Science Fiction Bestiary (1972) — Contributor — 148 copies
Conan the Valorous (1985) — Contributor, some editions — 140 copies
The Young Magicians (1969) — Contributor — 139 copies
The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein (1979) — Contributor — 135 copies
Flashing swords! #3 : warriors and wizards (1976) — Contributor — 131 copies
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 1 (1999) — Contributor — 130 copies
The Necronomicon (1901) — Contributor — 125 copies
Bestiary! (1985) — Contributor — 122 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 5th Series (1956) — Contributor — 121 copies
Dragons: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Contributor — 121 copies
The Ultimate Dinosaur (1992) — Contributor — 116 copies
If I were you (2008) — Author, some editions — 111 copies
The Fantastic Universe Omnibus (1960) — Contributor — 106 copies
Nebula Winners Fourteen (1980) — Contributor — 104 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 3 (1977) — Contributor — 100 copies
The Necronomicon (Chaosium ∙ 2nd Edition ∙ 2008) (2002) — Contributor — 100 copies
Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy (1972) — Contributor — 99 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 2 (1976) — Contributor — 99 copies
The Unknown (1963) — Contributor — 98 copies
Alternate Americas (What Might Have Been, Vol. 4) (1992) — Contributor, some editions — 98 copies
The Good Old Stuff (1998) — Contributor — 96 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 3rd Series (1954) — Contributor — 93 copies
Unknown Worlds : Tales from Beyond (1988) — Contributor — 90 copies
Apeman, Spaceman (1968) — Contributor — 89 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories (1980) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 5 (1980) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1983) — Contributor — 81 copies
Mermaids! (1986) — Contributor — 80 copies
Magic For Sale (1983) — Contributor — 78 copies
Demons! (1941) — Contributor — 71 copies
Wondrous Beginnings (2003) — Contributor — 69 copies
Novelets of Science Fiction (1963) — Contributor — 67 copies
Space Mail II (1982) — Contributor — 64 copies
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contributor — 64 copies
Robert Adams' Book of Alternate Worlds (1987) — Contributor — 64 copies
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Contributor — 64 copies
The Wolf Leader (1857) — Editor, some editions — 63 copies
Of Worlds Beyond (1947) — Contributor — 60 copies
First Flight: Maiden Voyages in Space and Time (1963) — Contributor — 60 copies
Dinosaurs! (1990) — Contributor — 59 copies
Timescapes (1997) — Contributor — 57 copies
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contributor — 55 copies
Dragons! (1993) — Contributor — 55 copies
Al Azif (The Necronomicon) (1973) — Preface — 54 copies
Beachheads in Space (1952) — Contributor, some editions — 53 copies
Futures Past (Flights) (2006) — Contributor — 52 copies
Imagination Unlimited (1952) — Contributor — 51 copies
Dogtales! (1988) — Contributor — 50 copies
GURPS Conan (1989) — Introduction — 49 copies
Science Fiction Contemporary Mythology (1978) — Contributor — 48 copies
Souls in Metal: An Anthology of Robot Futures (1977) — Contributor — 48 copies
Alpha 3 (1972) — Contributor — 46 copies
Science Fiction Inventions (1967) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Ghoul Keepers (1961) — Author — 44 copies
Unknown (1988) — Contributor — 44 copies
The Shape of Things (1965) — Contributor — 41 copies
SF: Authors' Choice (1968) — Contributor — 38 copies
Seaserpents! (1989) — Contributor — 37 copies
Dinosaurs II! (1995) — Contributor — 35 copies
Analog Anthology #4: Analog's Lighter Side (1982) — Contributor — 34 copies
Little People! (1991) — Contributor — 33 copies
To Quebec and the Stars (1976) — Editor — 32 copies
Velhojen valtakunta (1989) — Contributor — 31 copies
Tales in Time (1997) — Contributor — 31 copies
Invisible Men (1960) 31 copies
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 30 copies
Warlocks and Warriors (1971) — some editions — 29 copies
Human? (1954) — Contributor — 29 copies
The Magic of Atlantis (1970) — Contributor — 29 copies
First Voyages (1981) — Contributor — 29 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction (1952) — Contributor — 29 copies
Shangri-La (1982) — Contributor, some editions — 29 copies
Top Science Fiction: The Authors' Choice (1984) — Contributor — 28 copies
Rare Science Fiction (1963) — Contributor — 28 copies
Now Begins Tomorrow (1969) — Contributor — 22 copies
Kingdoms of Sorcery: An Anthology of Adult Fantasy (1976) — Contributor — 21 copies
Gates to Tomorrow: An Introduction to Science Fiction (1973) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1951 (1951) — Contributor — 21 copies
Analog Anthology #2: Readers' Choice (1982) — Contributor — 20 copies
Tolkiens Geschöpfe (2003) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Time Curve (1968) — Contributor — 19 copies
Analog Anthology #5: Writers' Choice, Volume one (1983) — Contributor — 18 copies
Shared tomorrows: Science fiction in collaboration (1979) — Contributor — 18 copies
Univers 1982 (2001) — Contributor — 14 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1950 November, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1950) — Contributor — 14 copies
Dawn of Time: Prehistory Through Science Fiction (1979) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Robert E. Howard Reader (2010) — Contributor — 11 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1950 12 (1950) — Contributor — 11 copies
Ashtaru der Schreckliche. (1982) — Contributor, some editions — 9 copies
Best Animal Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1979) — Contributor — 8 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1950 10 (1950) — Contributor — 8 copies
I mondi del possibile (1993) — Contributor — 7 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1950 04 (1950) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Dragon Magazine, No. 15 (1978) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 2nd Series (1983) — Contributor — 5 copies
Vanguard Science Fiction, Vol. 1, No. 1 (June, 1958) (1958) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Dragon Magazine, No. 16 (1978) — Contributor — 4 copies
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 20 (1963) — Contributor — 4 copies
The Edward De Bono Science Fiction Collection (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1942 07 (1942) — Contributor — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 11, July 1975 — Contributor — 2 copies
Future Science Fiction No. 31 — Contributor — 2 copies
The Savage Sword of Conan #044 (1979) — Contributor — 2 copies
Science Fiction Stories March 1957 (1957) — Contributor — 1 copy
BEYOND Fiction: (December, Dec.) No. 9, 1954 (1954) — Contributor — 1 copy
Il sesto palazzo e altri racconti (1965) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Conan! in The Weird Tradition (August 2023)

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An old and beloved favorite
 
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djambruso | 13 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
Cute but disappointing (after having read how great & groundbreaking it's supposed to be.) Book 1 was much better than Book 2. Love the cover art.
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dtscheme | 5 other reviews | Jan 1, 2024 |
Time-travel that means alternative history. i.e. increasing survivability of ONE person through alteration of the historical timeline of civilization. Talk about an ambitious author/character! This is a fun and interesting novel full of wit and invention. Essential reading for vintage science fiction readers. Sets a pretty high bar, so to speak, for time travel/ alt history novels. I enjoyed the book and it demonstrates the author's skill and knowledge.
 
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AQsReviews | 27 other reviews | Aug 16, 2023 |
Fun, short book full of short stories of thr most iconic barbarian of all time. For someone who has never seen the movies I found it very easy to great a strong picture of this fearless menace in my mind. The stories written by Howard alone are the highlights.
 
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Lin Carter Introduction, Contributor
Catherine Crook de Camp Editor, Contributor, Introduction, , Complier & Contributor
Isaac Asimov Contributor
Robert E. Howard Contributor
Damon Knight Contributor
Christopher Stasheff Editor, Contributor
Frederik Pohl Contributor
Fritz Leiber Contributor
Poul Anderson Contributor, Introduction
David Drake Contributor, Preface
James Blish Contributor
Mack Reynolds Contributor
Frank Herbert Contributor
Katherine MacLean Contributor
J. G. Ballard Contributor
Brian Aldiss Contributor
Lore Strassl Translator, Übersetzer
Lord Dunsany Contributor
Clark Ashton Smith Contributor
John Boardman Author, Contributor
H. P. Lovecraft Contributor
Henry Kuttner Contributor
C. L. Moore Contributor
Holly Lisle Contributor
George Barr Cover artist
Michael Moorcock Contributor
Jack Vance Contributor
Jeff Jones Cover artist, Illustrator
Roger Zelazny Contributor
H. G. Wells Contributor
Ray Capella Contributor
Jim Steranko Cover artist
Barry N. Malzberg Contributor
Mark S. Geston Contributor
Ron Miller Illustrator
Thelma D. Hamm Contributor
Zenna Henderson Contributor
Edward W. Ludwig Contributor
Leslie A. Croutch Contributor
Lloyd Alexander Contributor
Ignaz Kúnos Contributor
L. Frank Baum Contributor
E. Everett Evans Contributor
Ati Forberg Illustrator
Erhard Ringer Illustrator
Klaus D. Schiemann Illustrator
Robert A. Heinlein Introduction
Harry Turtledove Introduction
Hubert Strassl Translator
Frank Frazetta Cover artist
Kerstin Kvisler Translator
Tim Kirk Illustrator, Cover artist
Ed Emshwiller Cover artist
Darrell K. Sweet Cover artist
Tom Kidd Cover artist
John D. Clark Introduction, Author
Steve Crisp Cover artist
Rie Neehus Translator
Edd Cartier Illustrator
Bo Petersson Translator
Heinz Nagel Translator
Robert Tschirsky Cover artist
Peter Bramley Cover artist
Peter A. Jones Cover artist
Joachim Pente Translator
Esteban Maroto Cover artist
Gunilla Jonsson Translator
Hathor Frapp Translator
Doug Beekman Cover artist
Thomas Kidd Cover artist
Virgil Finlay Illustrator, Cover artist
Joakim Svahn Translator
Tim Hildebrandt Cover artist
David K. Stone Cover artist
Greg Hildebrandt Cover artist
Lore Straßl Translator
Paul Alexander Cover artist
Boris Vallejo Cover artist
Ingrid Rothmann Contributor, Translator
Jack Gaughan Cover artist
Thomas Schlück Translator
Darrell Sweet Cover artist
Bill Schmidt Cover artist
Melvyn Grant Cover artist
Donna Violetti Cover artist
Jeffrey Jones Cover artist
David B. Mattingly Cover artist
Darrel Greene Cover artist
Olivier Frot Cover artist
Eurico Fonseca Translator
Les Edwards Cover artist
Richard M. Powers Cover artist
Gray Morrow Cover artist
Philip Hagopian Cover art and illustrator
Jim Cawthorn Cover artist
Vincent DiFate Cover artist
Annemarie Kindt Translator
Hilde Linnert Translator
Jari Rasi Cover artist
Dean Morrissey Cover artist
Ron Walotsky Illustrator
Michael Whelan Cover artist
Maelo Cintron Cover artist
Karel Thole Cover artist
Inga Pratt Cover artist
Ken Tunnell Cover artist
Gianluigi Gonano Translator
Collin Delavaud Translator
Hannes Bok Cover artist
Larry Elmore Cover artist
Stephen Hickman Cover artist
Sanjulian Cover artist
Ronald M. Hahn Contributor, Translator
Robert Walters Cover artist
Wilhelm Duden Translator
Kelly Freas Cover artist
Alexei Panshin Afterword
S. M. Stirling Contributor
Romas Kukalis Cover artist
Gail Burwen Cover artist
Thorstein Thelle Translator
Victoria Poyser Cover artist
Cory Panshin Afterword
David Kyle Cover designer
Joe Burleson Cover artist
Hansbernd Lindemann Cover designer
Don Maitz Cover artist
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Works
287
Also by
166
Members
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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Languages
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Favorited
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