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Gaming (Black Gate): Back in the day, I used to play a lot of computer games. And to be honest, I still spend a fair amount of time each week playing, though these days it’s pretty much limited to Lord of the Rings Online. I started out in the late 1970’s on the Apple II […]

Around fifteen years ago, there was an online magazine, Flashing Swords. One story that stayed with me was William King’s “Guardian of the Dawn.” The story stood above others in delivery. It featured Kormak, a member of an order that fights servants of darkness. “Guardian of the Dawn” was dark and moody with a strong […]

“Because I believe in calling things what they are…And you should make a habit of it too. A group of people who can’t choose an insignia when they have a whole day to decide, who can’t even toss a coin to choose, are a spineless herd… “And a herd like that is perfect cannon fodder.” […]

This week’s new releases follow the adventures of a classic Edwardian occult detective; a different, even alien, version of the Cold War crisis; and a Marine exiled to Antarctica before retirement. The Carnacki Casebook, Volume 3 – William Rankin The Carnacki Casebook is a new collection of stories featuring Edwardian era occult detective Thomas Carnacki. […]

  The first book in the Nightvale series: THE LONG MOONLIGHT   A sparkling gem made rough stone, the seat of political power in the Kingdom of Vale. Revolt foments among the patrician class and open gang war looms on the horizon. As the Argentine Tower plots revolution, a lone thief with a past as […]

This was a project in the works for awhile. And now, thanks to Ben Wheeler, it’s finally here! Pinkerton’s Ghosts is a horror podcast about the adventures of the last Paranormal Detectives, Jack Morrow, Jim Donovan and Sean Russo as they uncover supernatural events and the mystery of their missing companions. Ben is the Captain […]

Authors (Paul Semel): It’s either a really good time to be a fan of writer Larry Correia…or a really bad one. Not only has he just released Destroyer Of Worlds (hardcover, Kindle), the latest book in his Saga Of The Forgotten Warrior series, but the paperback version of his short story collection Target Rich Environment […]

Grosset & Dunlap had released five Conan the Barbarian paperbacks in 1978. There was a gap of more than half a year before Volume 6 was released in early 1979. Roy Thomas was back with an energetic three-page introduction:             “Conan is the most popular sword-and-sorcery hero in the world today. Period. . . Conan […]

The time for the extermination of the casteless untouchables has come. Only Ashok Vadal and his battle-tested Sons of the Black Sword fight for the fleeing nameless, in the name of an unknown god that Ashok cannot bring himself to believe in. But Ashok knows his duty, even if that forces him to cross blades […]

Death’s apprentice on an alien world, interstellar Ghurkas, and the robot apocalypse fill this week’s new releases. Acheron Inheritance (Federation Chronicles #1) – Ken Lozito On a dying world along the galactic fringe, Quinton Aldren awakens in the body of an archaic android that’s barely operational. He has only vague memories of who he was […]

THE OLD GODS ARE COMING BACK! When a black op goes awry, the Nemesis Project pulls deniable operator Luke Landon off the line. But while mortal authorities want him to stand down, the gods aren’t done with him yet. Pressed into a secret war between infernal and divine powers, Landon is thrust into a new […]

Menuvia. A sparkling gem made rough stone, the seat of political power in the Kingdom of Vale. Revolt foments among the patrician class and open gang war looms on the horizon. As the Argentine Tower plots revolution, a lone thief with a past as dark as Menuvia itself picks the wrong lock and opens the […]