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The Devils of Po Sung by Bassett Morgan appeared in the December 1927 issue of Weird Tales and was the featured Weird Story Reprint in the March 1939 issue. A scanned pdf of this issue can be found here at Luminist.org. I’ll admit, at first I had a bit of a tough time getting into The Devils of […]

If you are among pulp magazine enthusiasts, Standard Magazine’s titles generally do not rank high on the list of favorites. Late 1940s Startling Stories does have its fans. There are some who collect Texas Rangers, a long running series featuring Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger. I have never met anyone who goes out of their way to collect […]

This week’s roundup of fantasy and adventure features Appalachian witches, Merlin’s shape-shifting magic, and the return of Allan Quatermain. Accidental Duelist (The Accidental Champion #1) – Jamie Davis and C. J. Davis A Lost Princess and the Swashbuckling Game of a Lifetime Cari Dix didn’t know her whole life was a lie, she only knew […]

The debut Young Adult novel by Jay Barnson. Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a monstrous evil rises, and the only one who can stand against it is a teen-aged witch who doesn’t believe in magic. Grieving and lost after the death of her parents, Jenny Morgan is sent to West Virginia to live with an […]

Modern day cinema should be a window into a world of marvels. Special effects are better than they’ve ever been, allowing us to depict anything we can imagine. Take the trio of “The Lord of the Rings” movies. Gorgeous, stirring, and while not perfect, they’re so damn good it’s astounding. Then, at the other end […]

A few weeks back, I wrote a review of the anthology Legends. I enjoyed the book quite a bit and wasted little time to tackle Legends II. Newcon Press, August 2015, 215 pages not including some ads at the back of the book. Ian Whates once again edited the anthology. Twelve stories, most of which […]

This week’s roundup of the newest fantasy and adventure releases features an escape from an enchanted library, the return of the South’s most capable general, a Special Forces raid on a North Korean nuclear facility, and a quartet of new epic fantasy series covering a range of settings from the mythological to high fantasy. Behind […]

This article was originally going to be of a literary nature, examining an important antecedent to pulp and science fiction.  But in keeping with this column’s increasingly motley topics, I decided to write about the only medium I haven’t yet covered; games.  And while I know many times less about RPGs of any kind than […]

Originally, this article was meant to be different.  I was going to examine two approaches to science fiction.  One focusing more on action, adventure, and an exciting story, and the other on ideas about society, technology, and the future.  Most stories feature both elements, but have a very clear focus preference.  And yet, the more […]

This week’s roundup of the newest releases in fantasy and adventure features an American Civil War fought with sword and sorcery, a sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Moon Maid, and the return of the Shadow to audiobook in one of his most celebrated adventures of all time. *     *     *   […]

Don Maitz (b. 1953) is yet another artist to emerge in the middle 1970s with a legacy of sword and sorcery illustration. His website has this biography: “A native of Plainville, CT showed an early interest in drawing and received initial art training from the Famous Artist’s Correspondence School at age thirteen. Maitz attended the […]

It’s been a good run, y’all. And I’m very pleased with how it turned out. I went from writing mostly about Car Wars and on to game design and role-playing games in general. After taking Lewis Pulsipher’s course on game design, I realized I liked writing about games far more than I did making them. […]