Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Sword of Kaigen is a Character-Driven Fantasy with Maybe the Best Set Piece I’ve Ever Read

High on a mountainside at the edge of the Kaigenese Empire live the most powerful warriors in the world, superhumans capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Terror – Duel Visions Out Now!

Originally posted on Cirsova:
Duel Visions Out Now! Duel Visions, Misha Burnett and Louise Sorensen’s anthology of weird tales, is out today. Amazon (Softcover, Kindle) Barnes & Noble (Softcover) Also, be sure to check out this interview Misha and Louise did…

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Nonfiction: Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots by Michael Penman

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
As I mentioned in my post on Braveheart and Outlaw/King, the history of the Scots-English border region is the history of hillbillies.  There is no Scots-English border region, and thus no distinctive culture for David…

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Guest Post: Letters From the Past by The Sword of Kaigen Author M.L. Wang

I am delighted to be hosting another rare guest post today.  M.L. is the author of the Theonite Series (comprised, thus far, of Planet Adyn and Orbit) and The Sword of Kaigen.  The Sword of Kaigen is out in one … Continue reading

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Throwback SF: Cirsova no. 10 Giveaway!

Cirsova magazine remains the best thing happening in retro SF today.  I am way behind in my Cirsova reading, but that didn’t stop me from picking up issue number 10.  Or from picking up five copies of Cirsova issue number 10.  Obviously … Continue reading

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January 2019 Month-in-Review

There ain’t no month like Vintage Science Fiction Month.  I took full advantage of the five Thursdays in January and published five Vintage SF Month posts: a guest post on “Shambleau” and “Black God’s Kiss,” a review of Alec Nevala-Lee’s … Continue reading

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