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Alt★Hero #6: The Dark Hunt is now available at the Arkhaven store in CBZ and Kindle formats. It will be available on Amazon in Kindle format later today. It has already gone out to the backers; please note that the typo on page 18 has been fixed. An angry Captain Europa is desperate to get revenge for his […]

The title from today’s post taken from Hugh Cole’s The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge.  In the previous post, the Germans have taken the village of Bleialf and have driven the 14th Armored Group back to Andler.  In this post, the two pincers of the German advance snap shut at Schoenburg, cutting off the 106th Infantry […]

We are very pleased to announce that CHUCK DIXON’S AVALON #3: The Conscience of the King is now available in a standard-size gold logo print edition. Due to the higher cost of the standard size, the comic will now retail for $3.99, but we will continue to sell them for $2.99 on the Castalia Direct store nevertheless. […]

The Sword of Kaigen, by M. L. Wang, is one of the most ambitious fantasies of the year, which in turns, becomes the novel’s main strength and weakness. Grounded heavily in the school of fantasy that depicts historical Earth cultures in new settings, clothes, and names, Sword draws upon meticulous research of feudal Japan and […]

There is a curious phenomenon that you see many times in critical circles, a dogma if you will. This dogma is maintained with near fanatical certainty by some, and among more leftist critics especially (re: most critics) it is VERY popular. The dogma: There is no such thing as objective quality. Every opinion is subjective. […]

O Death, where is thy general? Confederate general Stonewall Jackson has fallen, mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Taken from the battlefield to his deathbed, he is not afraid to die, but Satan has different plans for him. Playing on the vanity of an aged voodoo priestess, the Devil decides to raise Stonewall from […]

Cinema (The Right Geek): What I’m trying to say here is that I’m the audience for a female superhero like Captain Marvel. And yet – and yet! – I have no interest in seeing her new movie because her marketing campaign has been a trash fire of epic proportions. First of all, there’s the deeply stupid year-zero mentality.   […]

Today is the 110th birthday of August Derleth (1909-1971). Derleth is probably best known for his macabre fiction.  If my adding is correct, Derleth had 124 stories in Weird Tales magazine. He is surpassed by only Seabury Quinn who had 143 stories in Weird Tales. His weird/macabre fiction has often been dismissed. Yet, when I […]

Castalia House is pleased to offer nearly 90 minutes of hard-core military science fiction action in the form of the WARDOGS INC. #1: BATTLESUIT BASTARDS extended audio sample. Written by G.D. Stark and narrated by Jon Mollison. All war is murder for profit. Some people are just more open about it. WARDOGS INCORPORATED is one of […]

Virtual idol assassins, machine rebellions, and cybernetic soldiers struggle across the spaceways in this week’s roundup of the newest releases in science fiction. Adventures of the Starship Satori: Books 1-6 – Kevin McLaughlin Collected together for the first time, read the opening six-book arc of USA Today Bestseller Kevin McLaughlin’s epic starship Satori series! Dan […]

Let’s Do It My Way, by Robert Bloch, was published under the Ziff Davis house name E. K. Jarvis in the May 1950 issue of Amazing Stories. It can be read here at Archive.org. Now HERE we’ve got a quick little ray-gun thriller like what you’d expect to see out of Planet Stories. (And a […]

Both The Missionaries and The Promethean are now available in audiobook+ at the Arkhaven store. You might suspect that we are exaggerating when we say that they are two of the funniest satirical novels ever published. And you would be absolutely and utterly wrong. Narrator Gabrielle Miller also does a wonderful job of conveying the literary humor in her unique […]