Tag Archives: Sword and Sorcery

Robert Jordan’s Warrior of the Altaii Foreshadows The Wheel of Time More Than His Conan Pastiches

Decades ago James Oliver Rigney Jr. wrote a book.  That book allowed him to break into the publishing industry.  He sold it several times.  It established his working relationship with Harriet McDougal, who would become his wife.  It led to … Continue reading

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Can’t Wait for Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan and The Walking Dead Compendium 4

Today’s post should really be a review of Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger, but I wasn’t quite able to finish reading it last night, and I wouldn’t have time to write a full review in any event.  And I … Continue reading

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Thick as Thieves is Fun, Pulpy SF Crime Fiction

Thick as Thieves is a pulpy adventure SF tale about a burly soldier-turned-tavern bouncer, Brick, who makes the mistake of agreeing to a simple plan and gets involved over his head in a heist.  Although Lizzi is really telling more … Continue reading

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Throwback SF: Jirel of Joiry by C.L. Moore

C.L. Moore’s collected Jirel of Joiry stories suffer from the same problem as her Northwest Smith stories.  Each is spurred by one incandescently brilliant story and one great pulp character—here, Black God’s Kiss and the titular Jirel of Joiry—and feature … Continue reading

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Throwback SF: The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard

The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane is my fifth of Del Rey’s eleven collected volumes of Robert E. Howard’s work.  I introduced myself to Howard with the three volumes of Conan stories and then read the collection of his horror … Continue reading

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Robert Jordan’s Previously Unpublished Warrior of the Altaii to be Published in Fall 2019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