Brood of the Witch Queen

Monday, December 10, 2018

Are there any Sax Rohmer fans among my regular visitors? I’m finally reading one of his novels, although it’s not a Fu Manchu title. I’m about halfway through…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

For years now I’ve been hearing about the adventure fiction of H. Bedford-Jones, a pulp historical writer famed as being one of those guys who wrote an astonishing…

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Windy City

Monday, April 9, 2018

Yesterday evening I got back from the Windy City Pulp and Paperback convention. It was pretty grand, if you happen to like old magazines, old books, art from…

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How Captain Kirk Led Me to Historical Fiction

Friday, March 16, 2018

It was Star Trek that got me interested in historical fiction. Not because I’d been watching the crew interact with historical figures on the holodeck—the Next Generation didn’t exist when…

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Undisclosed Location

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I’m writing from an undisclosed location, in the midst of a secret mission. Most of the assignment involves writing copiously every day, but I must also infiltrate fine…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Have any of you read this book? I’ve been hearing about it for years, but never owned a copy until Morgan Holmes sent me one last week. I’ve…

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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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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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