posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 03:35 PM
I don't think we can forget the famous Robert E. Howard, creator of Cona, King Kull, and Soloman Cane.
He wrote an entire history fro the Conan world; from the rise and fall of Atlantis, to the rise of the Hyborian Age after the great cataclysm, and the
decline of the Hyborian Age, the ethnic groups that formed from them, and how the world was one continent during the time of Conan, to be finally
rendered asunder, to form the world now as we know it.
He used many familiar names: Stygia, Kush, Corinthia, Asgard, Vendhya(India), Khitai(China), Nordheim(Norway and Sweden), the Picts, and so on. He was
But, as is with most writers, he suffered from alcoholism and depression( ever notice how Steven Kings books have gone to crap after he quit
drinking), which ended in his suicide at the age of 33.