Secret Projects and the Wish for Style

Friday, March 3, 2017

Monday I briefly touched upon some secret projects and sparked some speculation. Rather than answering thedarkman’s question on that older post, I thought I’d open by touching upon…

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Belated Birthday

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Here’s to Robert E. Howard, creator of my favorite genre, sword-and-sorcery, on the anniversary of his birth. Raise high your goblets and drink deep. What is best about…

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New Worlds For Old

Monday, January 23, 2017

I don’t spend a lot of time talking about the Ballantine Fantasy series anymore, but it was a great introduction to the history of fantasy fiction, and I…

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Later Savage Sword of Conan Volumes

Friday, August 26, 2016

I’m a late comer to The Savage Sword of Conan. You’d probably have figured that, much as I like sword-and-sorcery, I’d have a huge stack of old sword-and-sorcery…

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Dreams of Sword-and-Sorcery

Friday, July 8, 2016

With my insomnia fading I’m having dreams again, and I experienced a really enjoyable one just this last night. I fell in with a group of people making…

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Skelos Magazine

Thursday, May 12, 2016

So here’s a cool thing: a kickstarter for a brand new sword-and-sorcery e-zine from some real sword-and-sorcery experts. The mag’s going to be called Skelos, and it’s masterminded…

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Conan RPG

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I’m really torn. Have you seen this? It’s already blown through its initial funding AND a couple of stretch goals and it’s just launched. The trailer looks great….

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Conan Re-Read: Conclusion

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bill Ward and I have just finished a re-read of every complete story of Conan the Cimmerian written by Robert E. Howard. Howard: It’s hard to believe it’s…

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Conan Re-Read: “Red Nails”

Friday, January 29, 2016

Six months ago Bill Ward and I began a re-read of every Conan story that Robert E. Howard ever wrote and completed. Today we’re posting our discussion about the…

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Conan Re-Read: “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula”

Friday, January 22, 2016

Today, on the 110th anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s birth, Bill Ward and I are reading through the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Conquering Sword of Conan. This week…

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