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Although the 1920s would be the Golden Age for genre pulp fiction, even in the 1910s publishers were already searching for outlets to publish the strange, the weird, and unclassifiable. Anything from science fiction, fantasy, to chinoiserie, yellow peril, and the first hints of weird menace. After all, the 1910s were the decade of Fu Manchu, […]

A Champion Falls (The Chain Breaker #8) – D. K. Holmberg Gavin’s connection to a new power makes him a target. Having defeated Chauvan, Gavin now controls the strange destructive nihilar power. Though content back among his friends, his presence in Yoran makes the city a target. When Gavin learns that an ancient enemy has […]

Loid Forger is a Western psychiatrist who will do everything to make sure his daughter Anya gets into the most prestigious school in Berlint–even if it means finding someone to pretend to be his wife during the interview. Yor Briar is an Eastern office worker tired of being teased for being a wallflower–so she invents […]

Dawn of the Broken Sword (Saga of the Swordbreaker #1) – Kit Sun Cheah Li Ming is a small-town boy with big dreams. In the era of the Five States and Ten Corporations, the immortals of the jianghu stand head and shoulders above the masses. Li Ming aspires to join their ranks. But the world […]

Action. Adventure. Weird. Mystery The pulps are known for many things. But with sincerity and a complete embrace of strange situations as fundamentally real, humor is not one of them. Enter Joe “Daffy” Dill, a witty and wisecracking New York City reporter. Written by Richard B. Sale, Daffy Dill plays more with repartee than absurdity. […]

Abbott in Darkness – D. J. Butler John Abbott is all in. He’s up to his eyeballs in debt to pay for school, and he’s just moved his small family forty light-years from Earth for a plum job with the wealthy interstellar corporation, The Sarovar Company. John’s first assignment is to discreetly investigate possible corruption […]

Tarzan. John Carter. Zorro. Any magazine that published all three of these pulp, nay, American icons would be assured of its place in literary history. But Argosy is much more than that. Argosy is the first pulp fiction magazine, and by far one of the most prestigious of its time. With a run lasting from 1882 to 1978, Argosy set the standard for […]

The First Step (Cultivator vs. System #1) – Valerios “Screw the System. I just want to Cultivate.” Long Fang is stranded in a foreign world where proper cultivation has been replaced by annoying blue screens. He is confused and alone… but not for long. Completely ignoring the System, he forms a wholesome sect of followers […]

Against All Odds (Grimm’s War #1) – Jeffery Haskell The wrong crew. The wrong ship. The right Captain. Idealistic navy lieutenant Jacob Grimm just wanted to honor his mother’s sacrifice in the last great war. When he’s forced to return fire and destroy a squadron of ships to save his own, he thinks he’s the […]

Ben Martin is a Vietnam veteran with his own storefront business in New York. The mob wants its cut. Martin tells them to pound sand. An ambitious but daft faction of the mob kidnaps Martin’s kid, who dies in their inattentive care.  War ensues. Sometimes it is the journey rather than the destination that matters. […]

The Broken Man: The Rise of the Fisher King – Hawkings Austin A Shadow Man is stalking the children of Ard, leaving the dead lying in the forest with their eyes black pits. The people are in a panic, but the investigating Ruad philosophers have no explanation. Seeking someone to blame, the people of the […]

This month brings the conclusion to two notable independent science fiction and fantasy series: Blood on the Stars by Jay Allan and The Rogue Dungeon, by James Hunter and eden Hudson. The battle against the Highborn has come down to one desperate last gamble before the worlds of the Confederation inevitably fall. Yet Tyler Barron […]