Sunday, 26 June 2016
Three Exclusive Societies
the Hyborian Legion, for fans of Robert E Howard's Conan series;
the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America, for the, at that time, eight writers of sword and sorcery fantasy, Anderson, Lin Carter, L Sprague de Camp. John Jakes, Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock, Andre Norton and Jack Vance;
the Society for Creative Anachronism, for participants in Medievalist costumery, combat, tournaments etc.
Anderson wrote a Conan novel and earned a knighthood in the SCA. On Earth Real, Americans have no titles of nobility but, on other Earths, they have Kingdoms and even, as we have seen, an Emperor.