Category Archives: Fantasy

Summer of Conan: Robert E. Howard Was the Texan Tolkien

The Conquering Sword of Conan is the final volume in Del Rey’s three-volume collection of every Robert E. Howard Conan story.  I wrote about the second volume, and how Robert E. Howard wrote like Hank Williams sang, last week.  Gregory … Continue reading

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Review of Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn

Devil’s Call is one hell of a story, a bloody weird western propelled by protagonist Li Lian’s remarkable voice. Li Lian is the mixed race daughter from a family where witchery runs on the female line.  She follows her husband, … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 7, Episode 2

Before we begin, let us take a moment and reflect on how remarkable it is that the biggest show on television is . . . an epic fantasy.  It wasn’t that long ago that we went almost an entire decade … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 7, Episode 1

I resisted as long as I could, but no longer.  With just two truncated seasons left, I have to recap Game of Thrones.  Hence the belatedness of this post.  Future posts should go up the morning after the episode airs … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Robert E. Howard Wrote Like Hank Williams Sang

The Bloody Crown of Conan is the second of Del Rey’s three-volume collection of Robert E. Howard’s Conan yarns.  Including Howard’s only Conan novel, it has the fewest stories of any volume in the collection.  The Bloody Crown of Conan … Continue reading

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Review of Graveyard Shift by Michael Haspil

Alex and Marcus are officers working the Graveyard Shift in the Miami-Dade Police Department Nocturn Affairs Division.  “Nocturn” being the PC term for vampire after the reveal.  They’re well qualified for the job.  Marcus is an “Ancient,” a vampire so … Continue reading

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Big Read: The Drawing of the Three – The Pusher

Welcome back to my first read of the Dark Tower series!  Today I finish up The Drawing of the Three with The Pusher. The Dark Tower movie opens in theaters on August 4th.  This leaves me with a decision to … Continue reading

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