Howard wrote something for every interest: sword and sorcery, hard-boiled detectives, weird horror, historical fiction, boxing, westerns, pirates, and poetry.
It's a great moment for Howard fans who are also tabletop gamers, with the Conan adventure board game out now and the core rulebook for the Conan RPG available sometime later this year.
For his birthday this year I might read one of the stories from Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures.
For more information on his life and career, start with the following sites:
- Robert E. Howard Days
- The Robert E. Howard Foundation
- Howard Works bibliographic database
- The Cimmerian (archive; no longer updated)