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

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