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You may have noticed that you can’t find any Castalia House ebooks on Amazon right now. That’s because Amazon shut down our KDP account on the basis of a wildly spurious claim of publishing material to which we do not have the necessary rights. We happen to have some VERY bad news for them on […]

War does not determine who is right but who is left. In many wargames we do not bother about the consequences of success or failure, but it is precisely that vital question and the degree thereof that sponsors the dedication and pleasure of the experience. In wargames we typically balance the experience to begin from […]

I’m coming to the realization that the Battle of the Bulge won’t post by itself and I better get busy with writing. Minor updates this week.  I added a couple of panzers to the Volks-Grenadier weapons post and started a complimentary post on the weapons used by the 106th Infantry Division. I have also moved […]

I’ve thought deeply for awhile of how to approach this article. So it’ll be a bit long, but hopefully you’ll find it interesting. I’ll be going forward with the assumption that everyone knows the basic core concepts behind the pokemon franchise. And hey, even if you, specifically, don’t, I know the audience is out there. […]

The audio onslaught continues apace with two new thematically-related Audiobook+ releases at Arkhaven. DO WE NEED GOD TO BE GOOD? by Dr. Christopher Hallpike is 7 hours and 27 minutes long, retails for $14.99, and includes the ebook in EPUB and Kindle formats. To know how to live, do we need God and religion, or does […]

Book Collecting (DMR Books): As important to me as Abraham Grace Merritt (I prefer his byline – A. Merritt) is, it constantly surprises me that there are still many today who have never heard of him.  Actually – let me walk that back a bit.  It used to surprise me.  I’ve seen that blank look […]

There is a new Robert E. Howard biography available. David C. Smith, a writer of fantasy, horror, and an English book told me about this project two years ago. Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography is from the new imprint, Pulp Hero Press. L. Sprague de Camp dominated Robert E. Howard biography for decades. He […]

Mecha knights, combat frames, android detectives, and missing aircraft feature in this week’s roundup of the newest releases in science fiction. Combat Frame XSeed – Brian Niemeier The future is over. Civilization on Earth has collapsed. Oligarchs have established a new order in manmade space colonies at the Earth-Moon LaGrange points. A group of powerful […]

If you’re one of the many science fiction fans who laments the collapse of the genre into a dystopian swamp of sexual deviancy and social justice, you will rejoice to read the Neo-Heinleinesque work of Rod Walker, whose MUTINY IN SPACE is now available in audiobook+ at the Arkhaven store for only $9.99. When the radical revolutionaries of the […]

Dragon Award winner Brian Niemeier returns with the first in a new series of mecha thrillers, Combat Frame XSeed. The future is over. Civilization on Earth has collapsed. Oligarchs have established a new order in manmade space colonies at the Earth-Moon LaGrange points. A group of powerful colonies form the Systems Overterrestrial Coalition to re-civilize […]

The Lost Bomb by Rog Phillips appeared in the May 1950 issue of Amazing Stories. It can be read here at Archive.org. Rog Phillips certainly dominates this issue of Amazing stories with around 50k words of his fiction. Unlike Slaves of the Crystal Brain, The Lost Bomb is published under his own name. The Lost […]

For elves, I’ll phrase the question differently from the orc post: What is your preferred mental image of elves, or which version of elves in folklore appeals to you? I like John Wright’s return of elves from a higher order of being into the feared and menacing folk from ancient folk tales (from “before Tolkien and Gygax […]