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.
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
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.
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
It seems I've chosen this week to pay my own work some attention. I'm certain you'll indulge me as I do not do this often or as often as I should. The cover for Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones, although cute and proper, quickly ran its course with me. I've grown tired of it more than … Continue reading Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones 2.0
A few months ago, I supported a Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. The campaign was a massive success, receiving $19,318 from 499 backers after setting a modest goal of only $2,000. Massive success is indeed accurate, but then, it shouldn't come as a surprise. Skelos … Continue reading Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy