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Castalia House has agreed to publish the family-friendly children’s books written and illustrated about the adventures of Zammy the Giant Sheepadoodle. And you can get an ebook, a paperback, or a hardcover by supporting Zammy’s Indiegogo campaign. This 3-week campaign commencing on Thanksgiving Day is to secure the $5,000 in support needed to fund the print […]

The independent planet of Rhysalan provides Sanctuary to 1,462 governments-in-exile. It is the responsibility of the Xenocriminology and Alien Relations department of the Military Crimes Investigation Division to keep a firm leash on the hundreds of thousands of xenos residing on-planet. Assassinations, revolutions, civil wars, and attempted planetary genocides are all in a day’s work […]

The first bio-bibliography I ever bought was Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt: A Bio-Bibliography of Robert Ervin Howard. I had been reading any Robert E. Howard I could get my hands on at this point and wanted more information. I bought the Berkley Medallion trade paperback that was the reprint edition. The book was first […]

“A figure crept into the dark room. “From side to side it turned its head, a head that was a perfect sphere of silver. “If the silent figure had any face at all, it was the face of the man in the moon!” The Moon Man straddles the line between hero pulp and detective story. […]

Counterfeit sorcerers, vengeful chi cultivating mages, living dungeons, and questing radio engineers feature in this week’s collection of fantasy’s newest releases. Axiom (Artorian’s Archives #1) – Dennis Vanderkerken and Dakota Krout A town put to the sword. The young forcibly recruited. An old man out for revenge. After his town is put to the sword […]

Created by the bestselling SF novelist Jerry Pournelle, 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 features some of […]

  “Pokémon Sword and Shield”, the new pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch, just came out amidst a whole heaping of controversy (though by modern standards of “controversy” admittedly tame). As a result a fascinating dichotomy formed between critic reviews and user reviews. On Metacritic, the critics gave it an 81 of 100; with users […]

Jack Williamson’s career in science fiction is long and distinguished, starting with his first story, sold to Hugo Gernsback in 1928, and enduring into the 21st century. He is perhaps best known for his Legion of Space. And, to be fair, I wish my introduction to him was there. Instead, curiosity got the better of […]

Recover from the Black Friday madness with a science fiction new release or two, filled with vast space operas, alien invasions, and even an interstellar caveman. A. I. Rescue (The A. I. Series #7) – Vaughn Heppner Despite being all alone—the only one of his kind—Bast Banbeck has generously helped humanity time and again against […]

“In the roaring heart of the crucible, steel is made. In the raging flame of tragedy, men are forged into something more than human.  “Crime’s greed turned the retired adventurer, Richard Henry Benson, into— “The Avenger.” Some men are, like Doc Savage, raised from birth to fight crime. Others, like the Shadow, just want to […]

This week’s fantasy new releases feature sword princesses, armored Christian Templars, elemental mages, and superhero spies. Altina: Sword Princess: Volume 1 – Yukiya Murasaki Inept with a sword, unable to ride a horse, and apathetic toward the empire he serves, Regis Aurick is a hopeless soldier who spends his days buried in books. Banished to […]

The much-anticipated monthly subscription to join the Castalia Deluxe Book Club and receive a deluxe leather-bound book published by Castalia House every other month is now available. Genuine leather bindings Gilded cover and spine titling Gilded page edges Archival-quality paper First-rate fiction Timeless classics of history, science, and philosophy The first Deluxe Book Club book is the Deluxe […]