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Jack Williamson’s career in science fiction is long and distinguished, starting with his first story, sold to Hugo Gernsback in 1928, and enduring into the 21st century. He is perhaps best known for his Legion of Space. And, to be fair, I wish my introduction to him was there. Instead, curiosity got the better of […]

Recover from the Black Friday madness with a science fiction new release or two, filled with vast space operas, alien invasions, and even an interstellar caveman. A. I. Rescue (The A. I. Series #7) – Vaughn Heppner Despite being all alone—the only one of his kind—Bast Banbeck has generously helped humanity time and again against […]

Super Heroes (BBC): Is it embarrassing for adults to like superheroes? According to Alan Moore – creator of the Watchmen series and widely considered one of the greatest comic book writers – it is. He says superheroes are perfectly fine for 12 or 13-year-olds but adults should think again. “I think the impact of superheroes […]

I am always up for a fiction or non-fiction alternate World War 2 in the Pacific treatment. I have written about Rising Sun Victorious here and have read alternate history novels by Harry Turtledove and William R. Forstchen & Newt Gingrich where things go even more wrong for the U.S.                 MacArthur’s War by Douglas […]

“In the roaring heart of the crucible, steel is made. In the raging flame of tragedy, men are forged into something more than human.  “Crime’s greed turned the retired adventurer, Richard Henry Benson, into— “The Avenger.” Some men are, like Doc Savage, raised from birth to fight crime. Others, like the Shadow, just want to […]

This week’s fantasy new releases feature sword princesses, armored Christian Templars, elemental mages, and superhero spies. Altina: Sword Princess: Volume 1 – Yukiya Murasaki Inept with a sword, unable to ride a horse, and apathetic toward the empire he serves, Regis Aurick is a hopeless soldier who spends his days buried in books. Banished to […]

The much-anticipated monthly subscription to join the Castalia Deluxe Book Club and receive a deluxe leather-bound book published by Castalia House every other month is now available. Genuine leather bindings Gilded cover and spine titling Gilded page edges Archival-quality paper First-rate fiction Timeless classics of history, science, and philosophy The first Deluxe Book Club book is the Deluxe […]

Is Autarch, the guys behind one of the better OSR megadungeons (Dwimmermount) and the Adventurer, Conqueror, King system, recently released the digital version of their highly successful Kickstarter, Secrets of the Nethercity. Unavailable on the open market at this time, it’s wide release is one to watch for if you have any interest in organically […]

Heroism (Rogue Blades Entertainment): “The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times …” Henry David Thoreau wrote those words in the mid-19th Century for his distinguished book, Walden. They rang true then and they ring true today. Of course there […]

        I have written about paperback writer Lou Cameron. Zulu Warrior is a book I have been trying to procure for around 10 years. Enter paperback trading on social media. I picked up some paperbacks at PulpFest this past summer for the purpose of trading. An associate on social media was interested […]

“The Horror on the Links”, by Seabury Quinn, first presented in Weird Tales, introduces the adventures of the French occult detective, Jules de Grandin. De Grandin is a step on the progression from Semi-Dual, one of the earliest–if not *the* first–occult detective, to the weird menace of Marvel and beyond. (The Pulp Super Fan has […]

This week’s science fiction new releases feature a dementia-stricken hitman, the son of a genetic slaver, a galactic crusade, and two anthologies by science fiction’s best. Authority – A. K. Meek The aliens came to conquer. We won, but billions died. Now, it’s time to rebuild. The neons do as they’re told. Chemically bound to […]