Monthly Archives: August 2017

Summer of Conan: Steve Perry’s Conan the Fearless

Steve Perry wrote five Conan pastiches.  He did much of his work in other writers’ worlds, writing Star Wars, Aliens, Predator, and Indiana Jones books in addition to Conan books.  He also wrote several Tom Clancy’s Net Force books. I … Continue reading

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The Traitor Son Cycle is the Perfect Hair of the Dog for your Game of Thrones Hangover

Suffering from a Game of Thrones hangover after that shocking season 7 finale?  Theorizing about the final season too bitter a salve when the wait might be well over a year?  Looking for something with knights and magic and dragons … Continue reading

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You Won’t Believe Who Dany Should Marry Next Season on Game of Thrones

Now that we’ve had a little time to process Sunday’s season finale, it is time to start pining for the final season!  There are a lot of questions to answer in just six episodes.  If you’re invested in the politics … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 7 Finale

Here is what I had to say last week about the season finale: It looks like next episode will revolve around the summit between the three sovereigns (four, I guess, if anyone bothered to invite Euron).  I hope Bran or … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 7, Episode 6

I didn’t get to watch this episode live and had to wait until Wednesday to watch it.  But I guess it was worth a few days delay to see a full solar eclipse.  Now let’s go beyond the Wall! A … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Throne of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewbury

“What is this?”  I imagine you saying.  “What is Throne of the Bastards doing in the Summer of Conan?  I read the blurb and no mention of Conan is to be found.”  Throne of the Bastards isn’t openly a Conan … Continue reading

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2017 Dragon Awards Ballot

The Dragon Awards, associated with massive multi-media con DragonCon, are in their second year.  Unlike the Nebulas, which limit voting to SFWA members, and the Hugos, which limit voting to WorldCon members, the Dragon Awards open voting to anyone interested.  … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: The Robert Jordan Pastiches

Tor asked Robert Jordan to write Conan novels on the basis of a book he sold several times but never published titled Warrior of the Altaii.  In explaining why Warrior of the Altaii was never published, Jordan’s editor and widow … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Movie Edition

I don’t watch many movies, but I’ve been doing alright lately.  And not just King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.  I caught Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 in the theater.  You can blame my wife for … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 7, Episode 5

After one of the best episodes of the entire series, are we in for a letdown with a slow episode tonight?  I think not.  I’m hoping for some White Walkers.  Maybe even, if we get really lucky, a dire wolf. … Continue reading

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