Two Cool Things

Monday, September 21, 2015

I’ve mentioned before that I really enjoy the Savage Worlds game system. I’ve loved every official release, although the only setting I’ve yet played for any length of…

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Justice League: Gods and Monsters

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I don’t know that I’ve ever mentioned it on this blog, but I’m a huge fan of Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League: Unlimited, and, to…

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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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