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The second volume in Jon Del Arroz’s steampunk Adventures of Baron von Monocle sails forth!  Danger looms on a foreign continent… Zaira von Monocle is getting the hang of commanding her airship, when crisis hits her homeland, Rislandia. Caught in a terrible cycle of withdrawal from their power-serum, Wyranth soldiers are ravaging the countryside in […]

The Witches of Karres, by James H. Schmitz, appeared in the December 1949 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. An expanded novel-length version was a Hugo Finalist in 1967. The Novelette version can be read here at What did John Campbell mean by this?  “This is true science fiction about three real witches who cast […]

Dark Legion Comics is pleased to announce the release of the digital edition of Gun Ghoul #2 by Will Caligan. In their search for the mysterious killer who is wreaking havoc on the crime lords of Chicago, Agent Justice of the FBI and Detective Callahan of the Chicago Police Department recreate a gun battle that took place […]

Clark Ashton Smith was not only one of the three pillars of Weird Tales, but a key writer in the American tradition of fantasy that brought forth H.P. Lovecraft. Thanks to Campbell’s Unknown and the explosion of Tolkien copycats, this American tradition of weird fantasy has been relegated to pastiche and parody. Smith’s “The Abominations of Yondo”, his first […]

Arkhaven has not been standing pat despite a few unexpected curve balls slowing it down. The answer to last week’s oft-heard question, “when will Alt-Hero #3 be available on the Arkhaven Direct store?” turns out to be “today”. We had a bizarre problem where entering the ISBN number to load the book into our inventory […]

Fiction (Austin Chronicle): In the late 1930s, when the fangs of fascism were getting ready to gobble up Europe, America saw its destiny to be the tough guy on the international beat, and a handful of smart left-wingers created one of the most enduring literary protagonists of modern times, the hard-boiled detective. Writers (Don Herron): […]

QUANTUM MORTIS A Man Disrupted #3: A Secret Love is now available on Kindle and KU. Chief Warrant Officer Graven Tower is a ruggedly handsome military policeman who hates aliens. Fortunately, as a member of His Grace’s Military Crimes Investigation Division – Xenocriminology and Alien Relations, he gets to arrest a lot of them. Sometimes he […]

Beyond the ephemeral conversations we have in our everyday lives, there lies a longer and slower form of conversation in the written word.  The vast connections possible through most social media hold some charm, but the immediacy of the medium that gives it that thrill of contact lacks the deep and ponderous thought of slower form […]

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REBEL DEAD REVENGE #3: Running From the Devil is now available for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited from Dark Legion Comics. The Devil is raising an army! To the horror of his loyal servant, Jim, Confederate general Stonewall Jackson has been summoned back from the grave to lead Satan’s army of ravenous undead. But the great general’s […]

Congratulations to Brandon Fiadino, whose Chicago Typewriter: The Red Ribbon was nominated for a Dragon Award in the Best Graphic Novel category! In 1920s Chicago, the criminal underworld is more than vice, racketeering, and bootlegging. While visiting an old shop full of oddities, Emilio comes across an antique ribbon for a typewriter with an unusual history. And […]

So I guess I’m officially a fan of One, creator of the excellent “One Punch Man”. I recently finished his OTHER big series, “Mob Psycho 100”, and to my surprise it was actually, somehow, even better. There characters were more fun, the plot was more intelligent, and the jokes…well they’re great in both shows, but […]