Category Archives: great convo

The Pre-Tolkein Challenge

Alexandru Constantine, the barbarian book clubber, has an intriguing idea that should appeal to all fans of fantastic literature. In his words… Identify 3 Fantasy stories written before Lord of the Rings was published. 3 stories written before 1954. Review … Continue reading

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Living in Omelas

Spoilers ahoy!  You’ve been warned.  I was holding out for today, but Emperor Ponders ain’t got no time for people who wait too long to read the good stuff.  His summary of “Law of the Wolves” is note perfect.  He … Continue reading

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Modern Pulp Adventure

Not the official mock-up cover, but a man can dream… It’s been done before, but never quite like this. A G-plus discussion on the suitability of the pulp ethos for tales set in the modern world got completely out of … Continue reading

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Idle Thoughts on the Hard Question

The Hard Buds of SF have those of us who find the technical plausibility of fictional tales a distraction at a distinct disadvantage.  Those of us who prefer not to waste our time analyzing works on the basis of their … Continue reading

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What the Heck Does ‘Pulp’ Even Mean?

Inspired by (yet another) killer G+ thread kicked off by Kevyn Winkless: https://plus.google.com/+KevynWinkless/posts/cQ9KWcezw4Y If you’re new to the Pulp Revolution, you’d do yourself right to follow Kevyn’s G+ feed.  He asks cutting questions that push everyone to start rubbing their … Continue reading

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Devious Brains, Honest Brawn

The Castalia House blog is on fire these days.  The new writers line-up, of which my Wargame Wednesday offerings are the least, is brilliant, and the comments section has been blowing up, too.  Not just in terms of quantity, but quality as … Continue reading

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That’s What I’m Talking About

Kevyn Winkless has been establishing himself as one of my favorite G+ denizens lately.  His blog deserves to be in any writer’s feed as it is always though provoking and informative.  Even better, he drops idle thoughts in G+ that … Continue reading

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