Conan Graphic Novels

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I’ve come down with an odd recurring fever. I’ll be perfectly miserable for hours, then it will break, and I’ll think I’m on the mend… only to have the…

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Hex Crawl Chronicles

Monday, August 24, 2015

From time to time I talk about world building on this site. I think any writer has to give an awful lot of thought to world building, i.e….

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The High House

Monday, July 20, 2015

File under “almost forgotten but excellent” fantasy novels. The High House, by James Stoddard, is a grand adventure story about a fantastic mansion that may contain the Cosmos…

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The Lion of Lucca

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I just finished the second Gardner Fox historical novel after loving The Borgia Blade. This one, The Lion of Lucca, didn’t thrill me nearly as much. Any time…

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Swords in the Mist Re-Read: “Their Mistress, The Sea”

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bill Ward and I are continuing our read through of Fritz Leiber’s collection of Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories, Swords in the Mist. This week we’re looking at the…

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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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Swords in the Mist Re-Read: “Lean Times in Lankhmar”

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bill Ward and I are continuing our read through of Fritz Leiber’s collection of Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories, Swords in the Mist. This week we’re looking at…

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Swords Against Death Re-Read: Conclusion

Friday, May 29, 2015

Over the last two months Bill Ward and I have been sharing our thoughts about one of my favorite short story collections, and the first sword-and-sorcery fiction I…

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Swords Against Death Re-Read: “Bazaar of the Bizarre”

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bill Ward and I  are re-reading a book from Fritz Leiber’s famous Lankhmar series, Swords Against Death. We hope you’ll pick up a copy and join us. This week…

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Swords Against Death Re-Read: “The Price of Pain-Ease”

Friday, May 15, 2015

Bill Ward and I  are re-reading a book from Fritz Leiber’s famous Lankhmar series, Swords Against Death. We hope you’ll pick up a copy and join us. This week…

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