Wandering the Web

With my writing schedule back under control I’ve been wandering around spreading good cheer and talking about great fantasy writers. On the off chance there are some people who visit my site who don’t regularly visit the Black Gate web site, I thought I should point you toward two recent posts celebrating two of my favorite authors.

The first is about Leigh Brackett, and features a lengthy excerpt from the opening of one of her fine sword-and-planet stories so interested folks can see why she’s so lauded.

The second I just took live earlier today, and it is all about Robert E. Howard’s writing. I spend a little more time discussing the whys and wherefores, peeking under the hood, as it were, arguing that he is far more than he is assumed to be.

If these sorts of posts prove popular, I have other writers in mind to look at as well.

In addition to these writer celebrations, I’ve been doing a little mulling over the purpose of blogging as promotion, and it provoked some lively discussion. You can find it by clicking here.

2 Comments on “Wandering the Web

  1. Love these…but I’m a huge Brackett fan, making me a little biased because any love and more exposure is always good to see. Curious who’s next.

    • I’m glad you enjoy them. I’ll probably write up one about Harold Lamb next. I can cover Brackett in more detail, and then perhaps write up Leiber or Zelazny or Forrester. I’m not sure there’s anyone else I’ve read in as much detail, although there is some non-fiction I could cover, or some Arabian Nights stories.

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