Category Archives: Fantasy fiction

Fred Saberhagen’s Swords Trilogy

At the end of 2017, we were treated to the news that Amazon was planning a new series based on Tolkien’s classic Lord of the Rings series. The response on the internet seemed to be a bit of a collective … Continue reading

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Keepers of the Flame: The vintage RPGs that still survive and thrive

I’ve been on a bit of a nostalgia kick lately, investigating (and buying) copies and components of those classic pen-and-paper role-playing games that I played or always wanted to play. Along the way, I’ve learned that quite a few of … Continue reading

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The Sword of Midras, by Tracy Hickman and Richard Garriott

I’ve been getting very nostalgic recently for the video fantasy role-playing games of my youth, most notably the Ultima series of games.  I played Ultima I – V when I was young, and even watched a complete walkthrough of Ultima … Continue reading

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E.R. Eddison’s The Worm Ouroboros

If you were to ask most people to name the truly classic works of fantasy fiction, you would almost certainly hear J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” (1954-55) and “The Hobbit” (1937), as well as C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” … Continue reading

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Lord Dunsany’s Pegana

A bit over a month ago, I decided to read a few of Lord Dunsany’s plays after reading Lovecraft’s glowing review of them in Supernatural Horror in Literature.  The plays are wonderfully eerie and capture the spirit of ancient myths … Continue reading

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Fletcher Pratt’s The Well of the Unicorn

Though I’m quite well read these days with respect to pulp fiction of the early 1900s, I’m much less familiar with those genres which followed, namely science fiction and fantasy.  Occasionally, however, my literary wanderings cross my path with something … Continue reading

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Bertram Mitford’s The King’s Assegai

Those who have been reading this blog for a while know that I’ve become a really big fan of Bertram Mitford (1855-1914).  His novels, written in the late 1800s, are on the surface adventure novels which draw on his experiences … Continue reading

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