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THERE WILL BE WAR is a landmark science fiction anthology series that combines top-notch military science fiction with factual essays by various generals and military experts on everything from High Frontier and the Strategic Defense Initiative to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. It featured some of the greatest military science fiction ever published, such Orson […]

Castalia House is pleased to announce that TITHE TO TARTARUS, the sixth volume of John C. Wright’s wonderful Moth & Cobweb dodecology, is now available for purchase. *     *     *      *      * Inflicted with amnesia, Yumiko Ume Moth has managed to discover the identity of the lost love whom […]

25 years after the end of the Cold War and the publication of the ninth volume, Dr. Pournelle has revived his classic science fiction series with Castalia House. THERE WILL BE WAR Volume X continues the tradition of combining top-notch military science fiction with first-rate real-world analysis by military experts. The Cold War may have […]

Jerry Pournelle Week continues with Glenn Reynolds’s tribute to Jerry Pournelle. Jerry Pournelle died on Friday, peacefully in his sleep. With his death, America lost an important figure… But Pournelle didn’t just write fiction. His 1970 book with Stefan Possony, The Strategy of Technology, outlined a strategy for winning the Cold War (with among other things, an […]

To celebrate the life and work of Jerry Pournelle, we will be giving away volumes of his classic military science fiction series, THERE WILL BE WAR, all week. Today and tomorrow, you can download THERE WILL BE WAR Vol. I for free. If you have never read Dr. Pournelle before, this is an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself […]

It is with great sadness that we must report that legendary science fiction writer and Castalia House author Jerry Pournelle has passed away. All of us at Castalia House and the blog extend our condolences to the Pournelle family. Upon hearing the news, Chief Editor Vox Day shared the following in memory of Jerry Pournelle: […]

SJWS ALWAYS DOUBLE DOWN: Anticipating the Thought Police is now available for preorder. It features a foreword by Andrew Torba and its release date is October 9th. The paperback and audiobook will be released in November. Whether you realize it or not, if you live in the West, you are currently engulfed in a civilization-wide cultural war […]

Fans of Selenoth and quality fantasy fiction will enjoy this announcement from Castalia House editor Vox Day: The response to the free days for A Throne of Bones and A Sea of Skulls was so great – and the consequent effects on the sales of Castalia House books and KU reads were so substantial – […]

First up, H. P. at Every Day Should Be Tuesday points out that today might be the last day to register: You can find the final, final ballot here.  The deadline to register to vote is “Sunday, August 28” (I don’t know whether that really means Sunday, August 27 or Monday, August 28) and the deadline to […]

Castalia House is pleased to be able to inform everyone that both A THRONE OF BONES and A SEA OF SKULLS are free ebooks today on Amazon. That is a combined 1,354 pages of truly epic fantasy, and will cost you literally nothing except the hours required to read them. A SEA OF SKULLS In Selenoth, the war drums are […]

In Selenoth, the race of Man is on the ascendant. The ancient dragons sleep. The ghastly Witchkings are no more; their evil power destroyed by the courage of Men and the fearsome magic of the Elves. The Dwarves have retreated to the kingdoms of the Underdeep, the trolls hide in their mountains, and even the […]

LawDog had the honor of representing law and order in the Texas town of Bugscuffle as a Sheriff’s Deputy, where he became notorious for, among other things, the famous Case of the Pink Gorilla Suit. But long before he put on the deputy’s star, he grew up in Nigeria, where his experiences were equally unforgettable. […]