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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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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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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