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Vintage Science Fiction Month: David Lynch’s Dune is gorgeous and weird and epic and I love it

I already talked about rereading Dune.  But Vintage Science Fiction Month also led me to watch the 1984 David Lynch adaptation of Dune for the first time in a group watch.  Well, it was supposed to be a group watch, … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Amazon Announces Option on Conan TV Show

If there was any fantasy movie boom post-Lord of the Rings, it was a disappointing one.  Will Game of Thrones produce a fantasy TV boom that fares any better?  It has taken several seasons, but it looks like a boom … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: What The Beastmaster lacks in Fidelity to the Source Material, it makes up for in Weirdness

First things first.  If you’ve read Andre Norton’s The Beast Master—or, better yet, read my review of the same—you should know that the movie adaptation—and it is, technically, an adaptation—has little to do with the book.  Of course, in the … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Michael Reyes’ Clock’s Watch Out Now in Paperback and Hardback

Originally posted on Cirsova:
? Awhile back, I’d mentioned that I’d helped Michael Reyes, one of Cirsova’s contributors, put together an anthology of his Clock stories. I did interior formatting and cover layout (though not the front design/layout). It’s now…

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Summer of Conan: Leonard Carpenter’s Conan the Hero

Today we close the books on The Summer of Conan.  You can find all of my Conan posts here.  Over the course of three months, I read every Conan story Robert E. Howard wrote, watched all three Conan movies, and … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Roland Green’s Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza

Roland Green wrote seven Conan pastiches.  He also wrote most of the infamous Richard Blade books.  I have four of his Conan books—Conan at the Demon’s Gate, Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza, Conan and the Mists of Doom, … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: The John Maddox Roberts Pastiches

John Maddox Roberts wrote eight Conan books.  I have three—Conan the Champion, Conan the Bold, and Conan and the Amazon.  He is best known for his SPQR series, historical fiction mysteries set in Rome at the dawn of the empire.  … Continue reading

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