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Title: Futility ("Golden goats on a hillside black ...") Title Record # 108793
Author: Robert E. Howard
Date: 1937-11-00
Type: POEM
Language: English
Note: First published in Weird Tales, November 1937. Sometimes referred to as version 1 of the 2 poems with this title written by Howard. Nearly identical to Howard's poem "Moonlight on a Skull", with only a handful of word changes.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1947 Futility [as by Robert Ervin Howard]
Year Language Title
1987Translated by François Truchaud
French Futilité ("Boucs dorés...")

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Weird Tales, November 1937 1937-11-00 ed. Farnsworth Wright Popular Fiction Publishing Co.   $0.25 132
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag M. Brundage Checkmark
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre 1947-00-00 ed. August Derleth Arkham House   $3.00 xvi+
418
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Frank Utpatel Checkmark
Always Comes Evening: The Collected Poems of Robert E. Howard 1957-00-00 Robert E. Howard Arkham House   $3.00 x+
86
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank Utpatel Checkmark
The Howard Collector, #4 Summer 1963 1963-00-00 ed. Glenn Lord Glenn Lord   $0.60 39
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
fanzine Checkmark
Rhymes of Death 1975-00-00 Robert E. Howard Dennis McHaney   $3.00 32
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
coll Tom Foster Checkmark
Rhymes of Death 1975-00-00 Robert E. Howard Dennis McHaney   $2.00 32
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
coll Tom Foster Checkmark
Always Comes Evening 1977-06-00 Robert E. Howard Underwood-Miller 0-934438-01-3 $10.00 110
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Keiko Nelson Checkmark
Always Comes Evening 1977-06-00 Robert E. Howard Underwood-Miller 0-934438-01-3 $31.00 110
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Keiko Nelson Checkmark
Chants de guerre et de mort 1987-03-00 Robert E. Howard Néo 2-7304-0433-3   155
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jean-Michel Nicollet Checkmark
Chants de guerre et de mort 1988-04-00 Robert E. Howard Néo 2-7304-0488-0   145
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jean-Michel Nicollet Checkmark
The Weird Writings of Robert E. Howard, Volume 2: August 1934-September 1954 2006-03-00 Robert E. Howard Girasol Collectables   $100.00 vi+
631
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Neal Adams Checkmark
The Weird Writings of Robert E. Howard, Volume 2: August 1934-September 1954 2006-03-00 Robert E. Howard Girasol Collectables   $112.50 vi+
631
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Neal Adams Checkmark
The Midtown Trestler Special, #2 March 2006 2006-03-00 ed. Tom Foster Tom Foster     [40]
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
fanzine Tom Foster Checkmark
Black Hounds of Death 2009-00-00 Robert E. Howard Wildside Press 978-0-8095-7154-3 $35.00 192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Stephen Fabian Checkmark
The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard 2009-01-00 Robert E. Howard The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press   $59.00 lxxix+
728
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard 2009-04-00 Robert E. Howard The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press   $59.00 lxxix+
728
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard 2009-08-00 Robert E. Howard The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press   $59.00 lxxix+
728
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Singer in the Mist & Others 2010-03-00 Robert E. Howard Stanza Press (The Complete Poems from Weird Tales #2) 978-1-84863-079-6 £11.99 xii+
33
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gary Gianni Checkmark
Black Hounds of Death 2011-07-27 Robert E. Howard Wildside Press 978-1-4344-3786-0 $2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Black Hounds of Death 2015-07-27 Robert E. Howard Wildside Press 978-1-4794-0662-3 $2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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