Red Blades of Black Cathay

Red Blades of Black Cathay is a collection of Fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith. It was first published in 1971 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,091 copies. The title story originally appeared in the magazine Oriental Stories.

Red Blades of Black Cathay
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorRobert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith
IllustratorDavid Karbonik
Cover artistDavid Karbonik
CountryUnited States
PublisherDonald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pages125 pp


  • Introduction, by Tevis Clyde Smith
  • "Red Blades of Black Cathay"
  • "Diogenes of Today"
  • "Eighttoes Makes a Play"


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 321.