Almuric - Robert E. Howard If you've read any of Robert E. Howard's sword-and-sorcery or horror stories but not Almuric, then probably the only thing that will be unfamiliar is the setting: not the Hyborian Age, nor Southern Gothic or Cthulhu mythos, but rather another planet, possibly in another dimension. Now, if that sounds like faint praise, or even criticism, it isn't meant to be: Howard was very, very good at what he did, and this is an excellent example of his work.The people and places on Almuric are savage and exotic. There's a lot of hints at back history, abandoned cities, elder races and unknown lands. I really wish that Howard had gone back to explore and expand the world he created.