Elyana Rides Again

Friday, March 22, 2013

If it’s been quiet here, that’s because you couldn’t hear the sound of my laptop keys clicking away. I’ve just turned my second Paizo Pathfinder novel over to,…

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The Perfect REH Collection

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

If you’re not a Robert E. Howard fan, then there’s probably not much point in reading this post any further, unless you’re simply curious. If you’ve found that…

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Pulp Virtues

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some of the treasures I had in the form of one-of-a-kind pulp adventure books. In amongst the mad rush of…

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Treasures from the Vault of Time

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

When people talk about unique books, they usually mean a printing of a book that’s unlike any other. They almost never mean that there is only ONE of…

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Harold Lamb’s Adventure Fiction

Monday, November 5, 2012

In discussion of my influences I always mention the writer Harold Lamb, but it’s a sad truth that he’s still little known today. That wasn’t always true. A…

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Heroic Fantasy and Imagined History

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I wanted to point all of my regular readers over to the site of James Enge today. He took an interesting post live about our assumptions on the…

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Heading for the Shadows

Thursday, September 27, 2012

What I’m actually doing is heading for Shadowlands, a book by my writer friend Violette Malan. I got to read and blurb the book, but for some reason…

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The Best of Jungle Stories

Monday, August 6, 2012

Over at Black Gate today I waxed on about the peculiar glories of the adventures of Ki-Gor in old Jungle Stories magazine. My friend Charles Rutledge was posting…

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Celebrating the Work of Ben Haas

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

John C. Hocking introduces me to some of the best fiction I read, although in the case of Ben Haas westerns, it was via sword-and-sorcery scholar Morgan Holmes….

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Sword-and-Sorcery

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Some years back I decided that if I was serious about writing fantasy I’d best understand the roots of the genre, and I threw myself into reading work…

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