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.
Last week I blogged about accepting the Pre-Tolkien Challenge. You can read that post here. Other blogs taking part in the challenge can be read here and here. And you can find the originating post that started this challenge here. In short, I have to identify three short stories published before Lord of the Rings. That … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter
As I slowly get back into the habit of blogging regularly again I think this linked blog post is an excellent kick-off and a worthy challenge, which I, through this re-post, formally accept. In short: Pre-Tolkien Short Story Challenge Identify 3 Fantasy stories written before Lord of the Rings was published. 3 stories written before … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge
Today I am reblogging from another blog. It's an important post. Keith over at Adventures Fantastic reviewed Moira Greyland's book, The Last Closet. Moira is the only daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley. I am yet to read this book and I've been putting it off due to the subject matter. No decent person accepts pedophilia … Continue reading Marion Zimmer Bradley was a Monster
Yes, I know I'm severely late with the next installment of Obscure Tales. It appears I have thoroughly underestimated my workload and the time available to me for writing. I have also misjudged the amount of work and time required in retelling old legends and folklore. Apart from the research, which involves more than just … Continue reading Writing Update: 03/04/2017
I read American Gods a couple of years ago. Then I read it again. I loved what Neil Gaiman did with our perception of gods and mythology. I loved it because I love mythology and folklore and because so much mystery still exists in this world and because our imaginations love to make sense of … Continue reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The New Trailer