Link Man Returns

Monday, January 13, 2014

I’ve got a lot of good news that I can’t quite share yet, and with a deadline looming I should probably keep things short this morning. First, the…

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More on Noir

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Yesterday I mentioned how wonderful I found the Spartacus TV show. Today I’m confessing that I finally got around to reading Raymond Chandler’s first Phillip Marlowe novel, The…

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Watching Spartacus

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Finally got around to watching Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It’s just as bloody and sexual as I’d been told… but what very few have mentioned to me is…

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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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Vampire Earth

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

At GenCon Lou Anders rightly called me out on one of my bad habits. You see, I have a tendency, when discussing favorite writers, to only discuss those…

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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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Against the Fall of Night

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Usually, if I have a favorite book I can count on someone else having heard of it. If I mention The Chronicles of Amber, or Swords Against Death…

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