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The Dark World, by Henry Kuttner was originally published in the Summer 1946 issue of Startling Stories. Right now, I’m reading the reprint in Winter 1954 issue of Fantastic Story Magazine, which can be found here on I’m not going to be able to do a full review of this story this week, as […]

Castalia House is pleased to announce that Dr. C.R. Hallpike’s SHIP OF FOOLS is now available in print.  Dr. Hallpike spent his first ten years as an anthropologist living with mountain tribes in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea and writing up his research for publication. He learned that primitive societies are very different from our modern industrialised […]

A late Sunday night live stream between myself (Anthony Marchetta) and Ben Wheeler, author of the excellent “Sheik or Mars”. Here we discuss the latest season of “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, the philosophy of “Fullmetal Alchemist”, how Protestantism would re-form in space, and more! Fun show folks, I think you’ll like it.

The scenario ends in a major German victory.  Instead of retreating my opponent continued to fight forward and left his last tank company exposed.  I was able to mop up the company and a couple disrupted platoons off screen. After the jump I’ll compare the Mk III and T-34/1941 using the Campaign Series unit data […]

An old-school YA adventure from an author friend of Castalia House: Pirates of the Electromagnetic Waves. A young radio engineer travels across an alt-history America, encountering primeval gods, mythical beasts, and tall tales come to life, in a quest to build a radio transmitter that can reach the stars. It all starts in the mountain town […]

“This message is for my fleet. What I have to say is hard to accept, but you must listen.” Ibarra looked up at the camera. “As of now, you are all that is left. Every human being on Earth, the moon, Mars, everywhere…is dead.” An alien probe lands south of Phoenix, Arizona in the Gila […]

Money isn’t evil. Money isn’t even the root of all evil—the love of money is. So why are so many people enamored of the notion that making money is bad bad terribad? It’s true: there are immoral and ignoble ways to make money. (Like manufacturing candy corn or making pizzas with pineapple on them.) And […]

Fiction (Black Gate): There are guilty pleasures, and there are guiltier pleasures, and then there are the pleasures that have you wearing an orange jumpsuit and standing in front of a stone-faced judge with your hands and feet shackled together, wretchedly staring at the floor, unable to look anyone in the eye, so tongue-tied with […]

The Cimmerian was a one of the best Robert E. Howard small press magazines ever produced. Editor/publisher Leo Grin had the idea of a magazine that contained well edited, entertaining non-fiction articles, a few poems, and a letter section. Art, all too often bad art would overwhelm many a small press magazine. The Cimmerian had […]

Castalia House and Arkhave are pleased to announce that The Ember War comic crowdfunding campaign has reached its funding goal of $20,000. Thank you to all 317 backers who have ensured that The Ember War team will be bringing Dragon Award-winner Richard Fox’s bestselling series to life with five issues and 120 pages of action-packed […]

This week’s roundup of the newest releases in fantasy and adventure features ancient conspiracy theories, Saxon warriors, a Comanche rescue, the ultraviolent Goblin Slayer, and Haruki Murakami’s newest novel. The Aryan Agenda (Harvey Bennett #6) – Nick Thacker Ancient conspiracy theories. Neo-Nazis. Nonstop action. Harvey Bennett and his CSO team receive a distress call from their […]

Yesterday, IndieGoGo cancelled the Alt-Hero:Q crowdfunding campaign for allegedly violating their Terms and Services. IndieGoGo has begun notifying backers and refunding contributions. If you backed Alt-Hero:Q, please check your email for a message from IndieGoGo confirming that a refund was issued.  Per IndieGoGo, “refunds are issued back to the credit or debit card used to make the […]