Category Archives: Fantasy

Robert Jordan’s Previously Unpublished Warrior of the Altaii to be Published in Fall 2019

Tor Books has just announced that they will be publishing Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan in fall 2019.  Warrior of the Altaii is the book that started Jordan’s career, but it has never been published.  Expect something more … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Tales from the Magician’s Skull vol. 1

We’re going through a mini-short pulp SF revolution right now, and I’m missing out on it because Tales from the Magician’s Skull is only the third different magazine I’ve picked up.  I place it firmly between Skelos and Cirsova.  It … Continue reading

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The Shattered Sun is Marred by a Weak Conclusion

The Shattered Sun is a hard book to pin down.  The copy describes it as an “epic sword-and-sorcery . . . fantasy.”  It is, technically, an epic fantasy.  The trilogy concerns potentially world-ending matters.  The third book, after all, opens … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Traitor to Dreams by Alexander Hellene

Friend of the Blog Alex just published his novel A Traitor to Dreams.  I had the opportunity to beta read A Traitor to Dreams over the summer, and it is a good one.  Check it out! Can’t Wait Wednesday is … Continue reading

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SF: Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Richard Kadrey meets Daniel Woodrell. For 1,000 years Santa has kept his dark counterpoint Krampus magically imprisoned, and for 1,000 years Krampus has plotted his revenge.  This Christmas Yule he will get it. Krampus is…

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Review of Cold Iron by Miles Cameron

I was a huge fan of Miles Cameron’s Traitor Son Cycle, the first fantasy by an experienced historical fiction writer.  Which reminds me that I really need to pick up some of Cameron’s historical fiction (written as Christian Cameron).  I … Continue reading

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SF: Some Dark Holler by Luke Bauserman

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
For Halloween I’m returning to the motif of selling your soul. Bauserman pitched an advanced copy of Some Dark Holler to me because I reviewed a collection of Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories.  I…

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