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Friday, March 11, 2011

PULP NOW: BATTLE IN THE DAWN!

PULP NOW: BATTLE IN THE DAWN!

THE COMPLETE HOK THE MIGHTY

MANLY WADE WELLMAN

INTRODUCTION BY DAVID DRAKE

In the 1930s, a very unusual tale appeared in the influential Amazing Stories magazine. Unlike the usual yarns of robots and interstellar travel, this “Battle in the Dawn” featured the brutal exploits of Hok, the first hero of humanity, in his struggles against the savage Neanderthals. Written by rising pulpster Manly Wade Wellman (Who Fears the Devil?), who would later achieve fame for his American folktales of Silver John and beat out William Faulkner for a prestigious writing award, the story and its brave hero struck a chord with Amazing’s readers, and several additional adventures followed, taking Hok through the prehistory of mankind to battle unrelenting cavemen, explore the lost city of Atlantis, discover new technology, and chart a new destiny for humanity.

Now, for the first time ever, Planet Stories presents a complete authorized collection of all of Wellman’s rare Hok the Mighty tales, packed with unfinished story fragments, all-new illustrations, and a brand new introduction written by Wellman’s longtime friend, fantasy author David Drake!

FULL STORIES INCLUDE:

Battle in the Dawn
Hok Goes to Atlantis
Hok Draws the Bow
Hok and the Gift of Heaven
Hok Visits the Land of Legends
Day of the Conquerors

Also included are "The Love of Oloana," "The Day of the Conquerors" (which, while it doesn't star Hok, does feature Hok's tribe, the Flint People) and the untitled Hok the Mighty story fragment originally published in ECHOES OF VALOR II that Wellman was working on when he died.

352 PAGE ~ SOFTCOVER TRADE PAPERBACK ~ $15.99

PAIZO PUBLISHING - PLANET STORIES

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