ANOTHER MONTH FOR GOOFING OFF
No extra tours set for April, but if you hang on till May there’s a walk every Sunday in the month. Don is kind of enjoying his thirtieth anniversary year so far, and while for walking the walk it doesn’t look like he’s doing much, he is at work on a new edition of the Dashiell Hammett Tour guide book, excellent for use if you end up in town in a month like this month when there’s no guided gumshoeing slated for the mean streets.
SPEAKING OF 30th ANNIVERSARIES
The first of several books or chapbooks planned for publication this year is almost ready to roll — Yours for Faster Hippos: Thirty Years of “Conan vs. Conantics.” Yeah, it has been three decades since Don’s now-classic essay on the Lancer Conan series first saw print, and this booklet collects that one along with a sequel about the Bran Mak Morn pastiches, plus commentaries on the essays and the era in which they were written. A Cimmerian Library chapbook, limited to 100 numbered copies — if interested, get your order in fast.