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I wrote about the adventures of Pierre Faidit of the Sword a couple weeks back. Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur had a sometimes companion of Faidit, Cercamon the troubadour. Cercamon had some solo adventures chronicled by Brodeur. Story Title Issue of Adventure Before Midnight Dec. 10, 1921 The Sword of the Prophet Jan. 10, 1922 With Song […]

Medieval France was not a nation but rather an ethno-geographic area. The Capetian kings ruled the Isle de France with little power over quasi-independent counties and duchies. Toulouse, Aquitaine, Brittany, Normandy, Anjou, Burgundy all fought and schemed for dominance. This is the milieu of 12th Century France and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur’s adventures of Pierre Faidit […]

The April 1957 issue of Science Fiction Adventures had a sensational red cover by Ed Emsh. The three novellas format continued. “Clansmen of Fear” by Henry Hasse was the cover story. This is a post-apocalyptic story as was so common in 1950s science fiction magazines. Hasse is probably best remembered for the story “He Who […]

There are some Poul Anderson stories never reprinted in book form. Last week, I posted about the new collection Swordsmen from the Star from DMR Books collecting three of Poul Anderson’s swashbuckling sword-and- super-science stories from Planet Stories. I began working on a post on various stories by Poul Anderson and how to fit them […]

Historical adventure took on a new life in the pages of Argosy-All Story Weekly in the late 1920s. It had been a part of both Argosy and All-Story Weekly before the two merged as one publication in 1920. There seemed to be some waning of historical adventure during the 1920s and then an upsurge late […]

A. Merritt (1884-1943) occupied the position that J. R. R. Tolkien now has. From around 1925 through 1955-60, if you asked who was the most popular fantasy writer, A. Merritt would probably be the response. Dwellers in the Mirage was originally serialized in six parts in the pages of Argosy magazine January 23, 1932 to […]

Edmond Hamilton (1904-1977) was the main writer of science fiction for Weird Tales magazine in the late 1920s and 1930s. Or rather I should say, the best science fiction writer for Weird Tales. He was an early writer of space opera alongside J. Schlossel and Edward E. Smith for the pulp magazines. Hamilton did have […]

Sword and sorcery fiction was a casualty in the pages of Weird Tales magazine when it went bimonthly and had a new editor in 1940. The sub-genre did live on with some entries in Unknown/Unknown Worlds. Less known are some stories that showed up in Fantastic Adventures and Planet Stories. The stories that appeared in […]

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