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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 […]

Allow me to take a break from my usual column this week. Rather than sharing with you a small slice of the vast rich cake of independently produced genre fiction, I’d like to elbow my way into your celebration in order to express my gratitude and give thanks to some richly deserving parties.  I’ll have […]

Video game mercenaries, sky race pilots, Martian private investigators, and an army of alien bears feature in this week’s roundup of the newest releases in science fiction. Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science – Alec Nevala-Lee Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership […]

The Cimmerian was a one of the best Robert E. Howard small press magazines ever produced. Editor/publisher Leo Grin had the idea of a magazine that contained well edited, entertaining non-fiction articles, a few poems, and a letter section. Art, all too often bad art would overwhelm many a small press magazine. The Cimmerian had […]

With Cirsova Submissions open, I haven’t had a chance to get started on the January 1950 issue of Astounding [which will likely be my last for some time]. So I wanted to highlight a few classic stories I’ve covered here at Castalia House. The following are examples of the sorts of stories I’m looking for […]

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 […]