Cover art by Hannes Bok.
Fantasy Magazine, edited by Lester del Rey. This issue featured ‘The Black Stranger’ by Robert E. Howard, edited by L. Sprague de Camp:
“Count Valenso of Korzetta lay in his bed, sleeping, while around him, the log walls of the manor-house he had built seemed proof against all the Pictish wilderness. He should have slept in the peace of his hard-earned security. But now he moaned and tossed wildly. His eyes opened stiffly in the darkness, his mouth fought for the breath that rasped harshly in his throat and his head turned toward a corner of the room where the darkness seemed thicker than elsewhere.”