The New Year Begins

Friday, January 1, 2016

Bill Ward and I will return next Friday with a look at one of the most famous Conan stories of all, “Beyond the Black River.” For now, here’s…

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Conan Re-Read: “The Servants of Bit-Yakin”

Friday, December 18, 2015

Bill Ward and I are starting our read through of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Conquering Sword of Conan. This week we’re discussing “The Servants of Bit-Yakin,” occasionally known as…

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Conan Re-Read: “A Witch Shall Be Born”

Friday, December 11, 2015

Bill Ward and I are continuing our read through of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Bloody Crown of Conan. This week we’re discussing “A Witch Shall be Born.” We hope…

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Conan Re-Read: The Hour of the Dragon, Part 2

Friday, December 4, 2015

Bill Ward and I are continuing our read through of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Bloody Crown of Conan. This week we’re discussing the second half of “The Hour of the…

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Conan Re-Read: The Hour of the Dragon, Part 1

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bill Ward and I are continuing our read through of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Bloody Crown of Conan. This week we’re discussing the first nine chapters of “The Hour…

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Conan Re-Read: “The People of the Black Circle”

Friday, November 20, 2015

Bill Ward and I are starting our read through of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Bloody Crown of Conan. This week we’re discussing “The People of the Black Circle.” We…

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Conan Re-Read Plans

Friday, November 13, 2015

Bill and I have been exchanging notes about what to read next following The Coming of Conan. After tackling a whole pile of Lord Dunsany texts and a big…

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The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Devil in Iron”

Friday, November 6, 2015

Bill Ward and I are finishing our read through of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Coming of Conan. This week we’re discussing “The Devil in Iron.” We hope you’ll…

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The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Vale of Lost Women”

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bill Ward and I are reading our way through the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Coming of Conan. This week we’re discussing “The Vale of Lost Women.” We…

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Heroes of the Steppes: The Historicals of Harold Lamb

Monday, October 26, 2015

This article I wrote some years back has been floating around on the inter web in a couple of places, and I thought it past time for me…

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