Clark Ashton Smith was considered one of the big three of Weird Tales, along with Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft, and was a member of the Lovecraft Circle.
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.
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
LexiCon 2017: Done and Dusted!
"Babylon's Song" did not win the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. Yes, I am sad. It would have been nice to have won but such is life. For those readers who nominated "Babylon's Song," thank you. It's because of you that my novella was shortlisted and for that, I am eternally thankful. At … Continue reading LexiCon 2017: Done and Dusted!
Last Chance To Nominate Babylon’s Song
As you know, "Babylon's Song" received a nomination for New Zealand's Sir Julius Vogel Award. If you've read the story and enjoyed it and think it deserves award recognition, please register a nomination. It's free and there are only a few days left. Kōsa Press is blogging about it this week and you can find … Continue reading Last Chance To Nominate Babylon’s Song
Obscure Tales: The Apkallu
Welcome to the first installment of my new weekly series, "Obscure Tales." Each week I'll delve deep into obscure folktales and mythologies from cultures across the spectrum. I'll explore stories that are not so mainstream and I'll show how they overlap and that somehow there is a golden thread that ties each one to the other. … Continue reading Obscure Tales: The Apkallu