Category Archives: Fantasy fiction

C.L. Moore’s Black God’s Kiss

I mentioned in a previous post the “Planet Stories” publications, which are reprints of classic pulp fantasy, horror, and adventure stories. I finished recently one of those publications, Black God’s Kiss, the collected stories of C.L. Moore’s character Jirel of … Continue reading

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A shout-out to some excellent horror publishers

Before I started writing this blog, I hadn’t actively hunted down new (and old) horror for some time. Older works were very hard to find and new books were often… lacking, to put it politely. I’ll have a rant about … Continue reading

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Solomon Kane and Robert E. Howard’s religious beliefs

Now that I’m thinking of Solomon Kane, I thought I’d do a brief post about the character, his adventures, and the clear influence Howard’s religious beliefs had on both. Solomon Kane is a 16th century English Puritan, warrior and wanderer.  … Continue reading

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Gary Gygax has died

It’s official: Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has died.  (My friend PD alerted me to the rumor earlier.) I credit D&D for much of my current science aptitude and creativity.  I was still in grade school when … Continue reading

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Reincarnation in horror…

While on vacation, I stumbled across one of Brian Lumley’s early novels, Khai of Khem, a fantasy adventure story set in pre-historical ancient Egypt. One of the major plot points of the story is the idea that Khai has, in … Continue reading

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Robert E. Howard (indirectly) on religion

I’ve been kind of busy the past few days, preparing for the holidays (you hear me, Bill O’Reilly?  I said ‘holiday’!!!), so I haven’t been able to post much.  This seemed like a good time to share one of my … Continue reading

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Why I love iTunes

I’ve been waiting for well over a year for Season 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender to appear on Nickelodeon.  The season premiere date was shrouded in mystery until practically only a week before it actually appeared. Of course, I … Continue reading

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