I sadly missed Clark Ashton Smith's birthday the other week, not so with REH. You can't say too much about Howard and his work, on its own and in relation to swords & sorcery. Fantasy, horror, westerns, boxing, crime, adventure, he tried it all and pulled it off way more times than not.
I just reread "Marchers of Valhalla" the other day, a story I go back to all the time. Maybe I'll read "Worms of the Earth", another personal favorite today in REH's honor and for my enjoyment. Thank you, sir.