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Ozark fantasy, mercenary guilds, and swashbuckling provocateurs grace this week’s new releases. Anvil Dark (Backyard Starship #3) – J. N. Chaney and Terry Maggert The guild is under attack, and Van is right in the middle of it all. When Master Yewlo is abducted by unknown forces, the Peacemakers are thrown into chaos as the […]

I previously reviewed on here Pokemon Yellow, Pokemon Ultra Sun, the fan game Pokemon Uranium, and Pokemon Sword and Shield. I am a longtime fan of the series, so on opening day, gift card in hand to cut the cost down by a cool 20 bucks, I got my copy of Shining Pearl. Yet as […]

The figure was fifteen inches in height, and carved from that ancient ivory that comes down to China from the islands off Siberia. The image was that of Kuan-yin, the Chinese goddess of mercy, protector of shipwrecked sailors, and bringer of children to childless women. It lay upon the sand near Teo’s outstretched fingers, its […]

The Legion returns, alongside pixy monster hunters, western canine scouts, and refugees from alien attacks in this week’s new release. Convergence (Galaxy’s Edge #13) – Jason Anspach and Nick Cole As the galaxy marches headlong toward the greatest threat to peace since the Savage Wars, the flames are lit in the most unlikely of places. […]

Débrouillard is what every plongeur wants to be called. A débrouillard is a man who, even when he is told to do the impossible, will se débrouiller-get it done somehow. -George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London Brawn versus brains. It’s an old complaint about adventure and science fiction stories by a certain audience more comfortable with […]

Space cadets, genetically unmodified supermen, and a lucky dungeon master feature in this week’s new releases. Dungeon Core Online #2 – Jonathan Smidt War is coming. DCO’s latest patch has finally made it possible for dungeons to interact with one another. This can mean only one thing: it is time for some player vs player […]

One group of reprints I thought I would never see are Robert Silverberg’s “adventure” stories for the men’s adventure magazines. Bob Deis and Wyatt Doyle at New Texture proved me wrong. Exotic Adventure of Robert Silverberg is the latest single author collection from New Texture. Earlier this year, I wrote an issue by issue look […]

With Dune, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and The Incal back in the cinema spotlight, most recently with the announcement of an Incal movie by Taika Waititi, let’s take a look back at the Castalia House Blog’s review of THE BLACK INCAL. No, John DiFool, you understand nothing! I am not a computer. I am alive, just like […]

This week’s new releases feature Israeli soldiers in another world, cormorant princesses, cosmic chi cultivation battles, and the continuing adventures of Perry Rhodan. Harbinger (Rise of the Peacemakers #10) – Kevin Ikenberry As the Omega War unfurls, the Peacemaker Guild has fallen into disarray. The mysterious Counselor has manipulated Guild Master Rsach’s Crusaders into a […]

“You are the first Arkonide who has ever set foot on this planet. In your body there are literally two worlds colliding.” When last we left Perry Rhodan, the astronaut had landed in the Gobi Desert, announced the presence of the Arkonides to Earth, and invited the world to come help found the new city […]

Alien invasions, fantastic swordswomen, benighted post-apocalyptic lands, and more! Blade of the Faithful (Origins of Gilia #1) – R. G. Long Kyne, a quiet warrior, is beaten and bloodied. Left for dead on an island beset with pirate attacks and a mysterious sickness, there’s little hope for his future. Though his wounds may heal, his […]

Dragon prince, time-traveling pilots, and Ember War crusades fill this week’s new releases. Drakon Prince – Jamie McFarlane Separated as a child from his family, Theo has always had a feeling that he’s made for something bigger than the suburban life he seems to be headed for. When a thug threatens his best friend, he […]