Fantasy Recommendations

Friday, June 30, 2017

Having noticed that I almost NEVER talk about any modern fantasy these days, and further noticing that I have been reading nothing but books that are at least…

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Solitaire Gaming

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My Kickstarter copy of the second edition of Nemo’s War arrived from Victory Point Games, but I’m not opening it for my birthday. It was a BIT late…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

My wife’s Aunt Judy, fellow bibliophile, gifted me with her entire L’amour collection. Thanks, Judy!!! You can see it there in stacks and stacks of  its glory. In…

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One Sword for Love

Friday, June 23, 2017

I finished another Gardner Fox historical earlier this week, and it was a cracking good one. Any of you who love a good Harold Lamb swashbuckler would have…

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Woman of Wonder

Monday, June 19, 2017

We finally slid away to catch Wonder Woman this weekend and it was far better than I expected. Some people talked about rough dialogue and others complained about…

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Friday, June 16, 2017

I finished Gardner Fox’s The Bastard of Orleans the other day. It sure started strong, and in the first 40-60 pages I thought I might be reading another…

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Pacing and Drafting

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Following up on my post about the strengths of hardboiled fiction I come to the strengths of some of these old historicals. I’m about halfway through Gardner Fox’s…

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Link Day

Monday, June 12, 2017

First, I’m overdue pointing you towards a fundraiser for Robert Zoltan’s Literary Wonder and Adventure Show. He and Edgar the Raven are seeking backers to keep bringing you interviews…

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Gardner Fox Swashbucklers

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Back in 2015 I was pretty thrilled by Gardner Fox’s old historical The Borgia Blade. You can find that review here. I was quite pleased by that one,…

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Max Thursday

Monday, June 5, 2017

These six books are among the finest detective stories I’ve yet read, with honest-to-God mysteries, cracking pace, and a relatable hero. The first one is what helped convert…

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