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

The Counterfeit Sorcerer

Bestselling Author of the Iron Dragon Saga and dry-witted Twitter warrior, Robert Kroese is creating a new series and I think you might be interested. From the Kickstarter campaign page: A hooded man, his face marred by a mysterious black brand, walks the Plain of Savlos. Some say he has the power to summon demons. … Continue reading The Counterfeit Sorcerer

A Robert E. Howard Monday

Flu got a tight hold on me this year and kicked me solidly under my bum. I am on steroids and antibiotics right now because of secondary infection and so I'm constantly irritable. Suffice to say, I have been in a miserable state, both physically and mentally, for the last two weeks. At least until … Continue reading A Robert E. Howard Monday

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