Magician’s Skull Table of Contents

Magicians Skull ToC

So here’s a rough copy of the table of contents for issue 1. It’s going to have some additional art, and we’ll proof it a few more times, but above you’ll find a taste of the tales and who wrote them.

I don’t intend to be a regular writer for the magazine. As I mentioned in the sneak peek of the editorial, my story was submitted before this WAS a magazine.

Later this week I’ll answer some frequently asked questions.

Oh, and it looks as though the table of contents is settled for issue 2 — at least, I’ve received a reply from most of the people I’ve invited now.

In other news, Bill Ward and I have started our re-read of Michael Moorcock’s first Corum trilogy, so if you’re interested in joining in, I hope you’ve tracked down the books. We’ll begin posting in a few more weeks.

13 Comments on “Magician’s Skull Table of Contents

  1. Man, that is just SO pulpy.
    It looks like a vintage TOC from a Fiction House magazine, like Jungle Stories or Planet Stories.
    Everything from the publisher’s symbol to the ultra-vivid titles to the breathless snippets featured for each tale.

    It’s so cool that just looking at it makes me grin like a drunken chimp.

    • Agreed. Also, a mag with stories from both HAJ AND John Hocking is right up my alley!

      Mr. Hocking, I’d love to see another archivist tale in a future issue!


  2. Thanks for the sneak peak!

    I don’t know if I want to reread the Corum books but I am certainly interested in your thoughts on them!

  3. Sweet! I’m salivating just looking at it. I love the layout, and the teasers remind me of why I don’t read excerpts. I want to read the stories now, not later!

    Looks great. Can’t wait for the first issue.

  4. This is by far the most excited I’ve been about anything entertainment-wise in a long while! I cannot wait to get my hands on this thing!!
    Mr Hocking said it all above, its just too cool!

  5. Wow, to echo some of the other responses, that layout (and we’re just talking about the table of contents page here!) looks amazing. Just the right amount of Pulp flavor to really get my reader’s gears turning. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the magazine is formatted. It would be cool eventually to have a letters page, or an e-letters page, harkening back to the Weird Tales era.
    I’m chomping at the bit to get a copy of this.

    I have a copy of The Scroll Of Years by Chris Willrich that I’ve been meaning to read for awhile now. It’s nice to know you enjoy his writing enough to include him in this premiere issue. It makes me want to read him even more now.

    • AJ, I’ve loved Chris’ work for years. I used to tell him that he wrote like I wanted to write. Now I’ve grown into a style I’m happy with, but I still love Chris Willrich’s prose. Someone really needs to collect all the Gaunt and Bone short stories…

  6. Didn’t Lester do a bang-up job on the layout? And when Joseph said he wanted a short blurb from each story I knew exactly the feel he was going for. We’re in love with the same old stuff. I’m extremely pleased that you’re all enjoying the look as much as we do!

  7. Wait wait wait. This is going to have a new Morlock story and a new one by C.L. Werner? I didn’t intend on picking this up but now I have to.

    Is the Werner story set in Mu-Thulan?

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