Reruns

Friday, August 4, 2017

I found myself scrolling around through some of my previous posts on heroic fiction, pulps, and sword-and-sorcery this last week and decided that rather than draft something new…

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Remembering Corum

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about how I discovered sword-and-sorcery, and how I went to the local library, then the local bookstore, then the local used…

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Adventure!

Monday, July 24, 2017

I wanted to share a treasure unique to my work space. To the left is a frame of three Adventure magazine covers. A few of you may know that…

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Used Westerns

Friday, July 14, 2017

Used to, I had no idea what authors to look for in the western sections at a used book store. These days, I have a much better idea,…

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Novel Writing and Pulp

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hocking sent me a link to a site the other day that might be of interest to a lot of my regular visitors — although as I live…

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L’Amourapalooza

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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Reviewing

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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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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