Editing Harold Lamb

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In February of 2011 Bill Ward interviewed me for Black Gate magazine. Back then three things I’d been involved in were coming to life within a few months…

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Heroes of the Steppes: The Historicals of Harold Lamb

Monday, October 26, 2015

This article I wrote some years back has been floating around on the inter web in a couple of places, and I thought it past time for me…

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Link Day

Thursday, October 15, 2015

It’s been busy and sad here at Jones central. While mourning the death of an old friend my blog tour has rolled on and on, and a whole…

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The Borgia Blade

Monday, June 15, 2015

I know of Gardner Fox mostly through his comic creations (like, say Hawkman or the Justice Society of America) and the sword-and-sorcery adventures of Kothar. The Kothar stories are…

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GenCon AND More on Ki-Gor

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I wanted to follow up on two completely unrelated posts today. First, I’ve mentioned that I’ll be spending a lot of time at the Paizo booth in the Great…

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The Mighty Ki-Gor, Tarzan’s Forgotten Rival

Friday, August 1, 2014

In graduate school one of my guilty pleasures was reading some pretty mindless escapist adventure. From the middle to the end of semesters things could get more than…

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Pulp Swashbucklers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The pulp era began around the turn of the 20th century, in the days before radio and television. Magazines on all sorts of diverting topics were found on…

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The Great Brackett

Monday, July 28, 2014

Only a few generations ago planetary adventure fiction had a few givens. First, it usually took place in our own solar system.  Second, our own solar system was…

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Fists of Iron: Round 2

Thursday, April 17, 2014

As frequent visitors to my site know, I’m a pretty big fan of Robert E. Howard’s writing. I’m not any kind of a boxing aficionado, but some years…

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Genre Prejudice

Friday, March 28, 2014

It’s a lot easier for me to be generous about other genres than it used to be. I’m trying to decide if that has something to do with…

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