The Gods of Bal-Sagoth

Ace, April 1979. Cover by Sanjulian. Out of print. “Nekht Semerkeht” completed by Andrew J. Offutt.


The Gods of Bal-Sagoth

Originally published in Weird Tales, October 1931.

Published as “The Blond Goddess of Bal-Sagoth” in Avon Fantasy Reader #12 (Avon, 1950) and The Second Avon Fantasy Reader (Avon, 1969).


Nekht Semerkeht (unfinished)

Posthumously completed by Andrew J. Offutt and first published in Swords Against Darkness (Zebra, 1977). This version also appears in The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (Ace, 1979).

The version that appears in The Black Stranger and Other American Tales (University of Nebraska Press, 2005) is taken from Howard’s original typescript.

Supposedly the last story Howard worked on before his death.