Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter

Last week I blogged about accepting the Pre-Tolkien Challenge. You can read that post here. Other blogs taking part in the challenge can be read here and here. And you can find the originating post that started this challenge here. In short, I have to identify three short stories published before Lord of the Rings. That … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter

Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge

As I slowly get back into the habit of blogging regularly again I think this linked blog post is an excellent kick-off and a worthy challenge, which I, through this re-post, formally accept. In short: Pre-Tolkien Short Story Challenge Identify 3 Fantasy stories written before Lord of the Rings was published. 3 stories written before … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge

#PulpRev Update

The #PulpRev stands for a movement amongst a group of talented authors. "The purpose is to return to the glory days of sci-fi/fantasy pulp when writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs cranked out story after story for their readers to enjoy." That sounds good to me. Click on through and read all about it.

Marion Zimmer Bradley was a Monster

Today I am reblogging from another blog. It's an important post. Keith over at Adventures Fantastic reviewed Moira Greyland's book, The Last Closet. Moira is the only daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley. I am yet to read this book and I've been putting it off due to the subject matter. No decent person accepts pedophilia … Continue reading Marion Zimmer Bradley was a Monster

#Art of Fantasy 134: Bartłomiej Gaweł

I've never played any of the Witcher games, not that I can remember if I'm honest. My introduction to the Witcher was through the original stories that started it all. I first read The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski a couple of years ago and liked it; the concept and the lore and worldbuilding--which is uniquely … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 134: Bartłomiej Gaweł

#Art of Fantasy 133: Michael Kaluta

It's been a little while, I know, since my last #Art of Fantasy post. We just had our Labour weekend here in New Zealand which meant we had off Friday and Monday making it a nice long weekend, and instead of catching up on work I just slept. I haven't had a holiday in over … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 133: Michael Kaluta

Pulptastic: StoryHack Action and Adventure, Issue 1

Why do I like pulp stories? I'll tell you why. They are tales filled with plot, action, adventure, and happy endings. Well, mostly happy endings. You'll find stories about good guys and bad guys and where good ultimately triumphs over evil, as it should. There is another reason I love the stories of old. We … Continue reading Pulptastic: StoryHack Action and Adventure, Issue 1