Under the Hood with Robert E. Howard

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I remain in the literary salt mines this week, so I’m reprinting an article I wrote for Black Gate back in 2012. When I tell people what a…

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Fargo Returns

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Or, at least, continues to receive some of the attention he deserves courtesy of a new line of e-reprints. A new review went live the other day at…

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Farewell, My Fence Rail

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The writing day started out quite well. I rose without aid of an alarm clock and put in  a half hour of good work before I roused everyone…

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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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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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