Parker Graphic Novels

Friday, January 3, 2014

File under “cool things to read.” While at the library yesterday I chanced upon three graphic novel adaptions of the Richard Stark Parker books, all done by Darwyn…

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New Treasures

Monday, December 30, 2013

Between the gift exchange with my in-laws and another with some old friends, I ended up with a grab-bag of books I’ve been wanting to read. You can…

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The Best of Harold Lamb

Monday, November 25, 2013

If you’re been reading and loving the Harold Lamb collections put out by Bison Books (edited by yours truly) and wanted to convert a new reader to the…

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Reading Outside the Genre

Monday, November 18, 2013

I used to get advice about how I needed to read outside my genre, and I didn’t. I used to get advice about studying other writers for technique,…

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Vance, Robert E. Howard, and the Role of Women

Monday, October 21, 2013

I’m  having trouble sleeping again, but this morning at least I’m putting it to use and am up early writing. I’ve got a lot of work to do…

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Of Conan and Thieves

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I don’t think I’ll ever get more than 48 pages in to Poul Anderson’s Conan the Rebel. Notwithstanding the fact I respect Anderson and have enjoyed a number…

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Conan and The Fan Fic Writers of Doom

Thursday, September 5, 2013

If I didn’t love the writing of Robert E. Howard I would probably never have bothered with any Conan pastiche. As a matter of fact, those Conan novels…

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Conan and the Emerald Lotus

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

THIS is one of my favorite Conan books. You’ll note that it is not by Robert E. Howard. Howard himself actually wrote only one full-length Conan novel, as…

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Still Reading Vance

Saturday, June 29, 2013

In the past I’ve usually read Jack Vance in short spurts, but this time I’ve been on a huge binge and am still enjoying the prose. The whole…

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Tales of the Dying Earth

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I’m away from home on a borrowed laptop, so I’ll keep this short. I just wanted to drop in and say how much I enjoyed the wrap-up of…

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