Fans of Arnold Schwarzenegger's breakout role will love tonight's session of In Other Worlds
, which features discussion of Robert E. Howard's The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
. Lakewood Library's monthly book club, the group meets on the last Monday each month to discuss sci-fi and fantasy lit with host and "resident barbarian" Nick Kelley. Tonight's offering was written in 1933 and contains 13 short stories about the muscle-bound Conan (whom Ah-nuld portrayed in a pair of '80s movies). Tales include "Phoenix on the Sword," which recounts an assassination attempt on Conan after he seizes control of a kingdom; "The Scarlet Citadel," where our hero's empire is threatened by two rival rulers; and "Black Colossus," which finds Conan and his army battling an evil sorcerer.
Last Monday of every month, 7 p.m., 2006