Essays on Conan the Mighty-Thewed Cimmerian

Due to COVID-19, Howard Days has been cancelled this year, which is sad. It's on my bucket list to visit before I am too old. Bob wrote the post below in honour of Howard Days. Please enjoy.

Pursuit as Happiness by Ernest Hemingway

An unknown and previously unpublished short story by Ernest Hemingway about hunting a giant marlin.

Rider Haggard: The Mythopoeic Gift That Never Stopped Giving

A little while ago, I wrote a post about compiling a master list of must-read authors. You can read that post here. It also made me wonder whether I should not create a new blog series, not unlike Art of Fantasy, except this one would focus on authors of past renown, whose works are now … Continue reading Rider Haggard: The Mythopoeic Gift That Never Stopped Giving

An Interview with Haiku Fiction Author Donald Uitvlugt

With the Covid-19 virus keeping a stranglehold on households all over the world, many of us find ourselves in the position where we have to work from home. Some of us have had our income cut off. Some, temporarily until the lockdown lifts. Others, permanently. The author I’m introducing today lost his job because of … Continue reading An Interview with Haiku Fiction Author Donald Uitvlugt

A Master List of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

My intention was to capture a go-to list of authors that I can read, from various subgenres of fantasy and science fiction, and mostly from eras when a good story was considered more important than ham-fisted activist drivel masquerading as plot.

Stretching Our Imagination With Vintage SciFi Month

This week I am playing host to a drive to promote vintage science fiction month which celebrates science fiction stories that are older than me. It is my first time participating and I hope to contribute more next year. Other posts in this drive thus far can be viewed here, here, and here. You can … Continue reading Stretching Our Imagination With Vintage SciFi Month