Conan the Wanderer
Lancer
Year : 1968 through 1973 - See Notes
Book No. :
See Notes
Edition : 10 editions - See Notes
Format : Paperback
Pages : 222
Cover art : John Duillo
Illustrations :
None

Contents
"Introduction" by L. Sprague de Camp
"Shadows in Zamboula"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The Flame Knife" with L. Sprague de Camp
Non-REH Content
"Black Tears" by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
Notes
1st edition, 1968, 74-976, purple edges, 75 cents
2nd edition, 1968, 74-976, purple edges, 75 cents, Canada
3rd  edition, 1969, 74-976, purple edges, 75 cents
4th  edition, 1969, 74-976, purple edges, 75 cents, Canada
5th  edition, 1970, 74976-095, purple edges, 95 cents
6th  edition, 1970, 74976-095, purple edges, 95 cents, Canada
7th edition, 1971, 74976-095, yellow edges, 95 cents
8th edition, May 1972, 74976-095, yellow edges, 95 cents
9th
 edition, Sept 1972, 74976-095, yellow edges, 95 cents
10th
 edition, May 1973, 78741-125, yellow edges, $1.25
The covers of the various printings change slightly every so often in the series.
Edited by L. Sprague de Camp
Frontispiece: Map of the Hyborian Age
"Three Bladed Doom" features El Borak and has both a long (42,000 words) and a short (24,000 words) version.   
L. Sprague de Camp rewrote the long version into a Conan story titled "The Flame Knife."

Lancer went backrupt in 1973, but there were numerous later printings by Prestige and Ace, perhaps 20 or more printings total.

The Prestige books are known to exist in at least two states. Some have "DISTRIBUTED BY ACE BOOKS" on the cover with Prestige Books listed as the publisher on the title page. Some have "ACE" on the cover and are stamped with "Prestige" on the copyright page.  

There are also U.K. editions published by Sphere.

The Conan series continued up to the late 1980's and is the basis for numerous licensed as well as bootleg non-English editions. The Conan series is by far the most reproduced REH series in the world. It is quite possible that over one million copies of this book are in print.


3rd edition
Conan the Wanderer
Other Editions:
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