Impossible Hope: An Update

A little while ago I wrote about donating my short story, "Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones" to an anthology aimed at collecting inspiring stories of hope to give away to people who donated to Bonnie’s GoFundMe. After the campaign has run its course the anthology will be published on Amazon and all proceeds will continue to … Continue reading Impossible Hope: An Update

Suspended from Twitter (Updated)

I've just received notification that my Twitter account has been locked for a tweet in which I addressed somoene's behaviour in an explicit way as you can see below. I have lodged an appeal as I do not agree that I violated any rules, even if I did use strong language. So I appealed on … Continue reading Suspended from Twitter (Updated)

Black Gate: “Wolves Beyond the Border”

A while ago I mentioned that my good friend Keith West wrote a guest post over at Black Gate as part of the “Hither Came Conan” series that runs every Monday. The series features a different leading Robert E. Howard expert each week, examining one of the original Conan stories, and trying to persuade the reader why the particular story in … Continue reading Black Gate: “Wolves Beyond the Border”

Aragorn Never Had an Identity Crisis

Jeffro wrote an interesting article today about true heroism that I want to share with you, because I agree but mostly because he makes an important distinction that seems to get lost today. You rarely find a solid hero these days that is honour bound. The troubled hero with a factory of personal issues that … Continue reading Aragorn Never Had an Identity Crisis

Frank Frazetta (February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010)

Frank Frazetta passed away today in 2010. He was a great artist whose body of work is admired by people all over the world. Frazetta's art made a big impact in my life and his covers enhanced my reading experience. In memory of his life and art, I am reblogging Art of Fantasy 16 which … Continue reading Frank Frazetta (February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010)

Robert E. Howard: Post Oaks and Sand Roughs

Those who follow my blog know that Robert E. Howard is one of my favourite authors. I grew up with Conan's exploits and later Solomon Kane's adventures, and to me they set the gold standard for heroism. I am thus happy to anounce that the Robert E. Howard Foundation is publishing a 400-page volume of … Continue reading Robert E. Howard: Post Oaks and Sand Roughs

Hither Came Conan: Keith West on Beyond the Black River

My good friend Keith West wrote a guest post over at Black Gate as part of the "Hither Came Conan" series that runs every Monday. As usual, Keith's take is on point and illuminating and provides us with a little deeper insight into Robert E Howard's iconic creation. Keith usually blogs over at Adventures Fantastic … Continue reading Hither Came Conan: Keith West on Beyond the Black River