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Tales From the Magician’s Skull is one of the top magazines if not the top magazine for sword & sorcery short fiction the past few years. Issue #5 continues a continuity of contents and presentation present from the first issue. San Julian returns as the cover artist for this issue. Dimensions are 8.5 x 11 […]

I have been slowly making my way through the issues of Tales of the Magician’s Skull. Most recently, issue number four. 8.5 x 11 inches in dimensions, 72 pages, $14.99, published in 2020. Cover by Doug Kovacs for this issue. John C. Hocking’s Benhus returns in “Guardian of the Broken Gem.” Benhus is on a […]

Two years ago, I looked at the first issue of Tales from the Magician’s Skull. I have been attempting to get caught up with newer fiction and issue #3 this past week. Same format as before, 8.5 x 11, perfect bound, 80 pages, very good quality paper. This cover is by Manuel San Julian. It […]

Fiction (Austin Chronicle): In the late 1930s, when the fangs of fascism were getting ready to gobble up Europe, America saw its destiny to be the tough guy on the international beat, and a handful of smart left-wingers created one of the most enduring literary protagonists of modern times, the hard-boiled detective. Writers (Don Herron): […]

Four weeks back, I received the first issue Tales From the Magician’s Skull directly from editor Howard A. Jones. This is a brand new magazine published by Goodman Games. Howard has this to say about the genesis of the magazine: “Strange but true: this project didn’t begin life as a magazine, and I didn’t plan […]

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