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Category Archives: pulpy fun
Talk about saving the best for last. This third chapter of the Barbarian Bookclub’s pre-Tolkien challenge brings in one heck of a cleanup hitter in Lord Dunsany. My only exposure to this great old one was The Worm Ouoroboros which provided a … Continue reading
My only previous experience with JohnBuchan was his excellent African adventure story, Prestor John. Now that was a real world adventure containing nothing of the fantastic, so I’ve been meaning to give his more fanciful stories a read, and this … Continue reading
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
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
Or, more precisely, when did I re-become a comic book fan? Like many Gen-Xers, the bright colors and heroic escapades of pre-1980 comics called to me from spinner racks in grocery stores and the last few lingering drug stores, a … Continue reading
One of my short stories found a loving home at Milhaven Press. Specifically in this month’s new release, “Tales of Suspense“. Milhaven has adopted a rather clever quarterly schedule for their short fiction. Unlike the ‘everything goes so long as … Continue reading
Cirsova is at it again: Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars have a history in print going back nearly 35 years. In the Wild Stars, the stakes are high and the scale is grandiose. Aeons ago, a godlike being led an exodus … Continue reading
Last November, on a whim, I picked up what I thought would be a fun walk down Conan Memory Lane, but that turned out to be a disappointing stroll down I Must Have Missed Something Boulevard. After a few months … Continue reading
“Thrust into the savage Martian past, Garvey Dire must solve the mystery of time in a world of alien monsters and brutal violence or see his own world destroyed by war.” I’m currently reading Dire Planet, a novel by Joel … Continue reading