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A post to highlight something that definitely belongs in the “very cool” category and continues the Spanish gaming theme from my last. Carlos Royo-Villanova started collecting military miniatures in the 1960’s and wound up with a collection of over 35,000 miniatures. I haven’t been here and have to give the hat tip to Atlas Obscura, but […]

A BINGE AT BRINKLEY is the first issue in the RIGHT HO, JEEVES series, which tells of the travails of the inimitable Bertie Wooster, who is summoned from the comforts of #3A Berkley Mansions, London to Brinkley Manor by his imperious Aunt Dahlia. Love is in the air and Wodehousian shenanigans are afoot, as Wooster […]

I love FTL. Love it. I don’t know if it’s my favorite game, but it is by far the game I have sunk the most hours into – more than 1,000, in fact. It is a brutal game, legendary for its unforgiving nature. It took me – no joke – exactly 200 games just to […]

The terror is daimonic. The sorcery is real. But enough bullets will kill even the most dangerous supernatural operator. The Hexenhammer underground has aided the operators of the Nemesis Program in their war against the global supernatural terror campaign, but now Hexenhammer is accused of being the terrorist group responsible for carrying out a spectacular […]

Thanks VERY much to all the 802 backers and counting, as we have just hit the fifth and final goal for Will Caligan’s Comic! All goals achieved. A clean green sweep. Now THAT is what winning looks like! The first stage, anyway. The next win will be when the first Arkhaven comic illustrated by Will Caligan […]

Masculinity is an inherent and desirable part of the human race. By and large, men are the pioneers, innovators, and protectors of the species. It’s a heavy responsibility. We need manly men. We need masculine men. We don’t need pencil-neck pinheads preaching at us about the supposed drawbacks of “toxic masculinity”. Unlike what The Intercept […]

Today is the last day of the one-week campaign for Will Caligan’s Comic, which currently stands at $53k and 730 backers. That also means Book #3 is go! We’ve decided to add new rewards of Paperback #3, Hardcover #3, and The Works #3 for those who are interested. Arkhaven Comics has decided that whether we hit the […]

Fiction (Tellers of Weird Tales): “Lovecraft aside, weird fiction is a warning against materialism, for it is a genre that lives in a pre-science, pre-Enlightenment age, one in which magic and supernatural monsters are still possible. Its materialist characters are science-minded, working in physics, chemistry, medicine, and so on. The materialist himself is arrogant, superior, sure of himself […]

Does this genre have a name? Sabercat, by T L Knighton, throws the reader into the cockpit of a tramp space freighter as its captain and crew try to carve enough credits out of an uncaring universe to stay one jump ahead of insolvency. It’s the same plot used to such good effect in Karl Gallagher’s Torchship series.  Travelleresque […]

I love heavily illustrated books about fictional genres and publishing– Geoffrey O’Brien’s Hardboiled America, Lee Server’s Danger is My Business, Randy Broecker’s Fantasy of the 20th Century being some examples. A new addition is Grady Henrdrix’s Paperbacks from Hell (“The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction). This book had some buzz last year […]

This article was originally going to be of a literary nature, examining an important antecedent to pulp and science fiction.  But in keeping with this column’s increasingly motley topics, I decided to write about the only medium I haven’t yet covered; games.  And while I know many times less about RPGs of any kind than […]

This week’s roundup of fantasy and adventure stories features dragons and trains, Texas Rangers, an interstellar romance author over his head, and, most fearsome of all, a murder of manatees. Dread Mechanicals (The Iron Horses of Sesp #1) – Alice Ashton When Essylt is forced to leave her mountain home with her young dragon, Cai, […]