Tag Archives: Conan

Fancast Spotlight: Rogues in the House

Nominations for the 2022 Hugo Awards close on March 15, so here is another Fancast Spotlight for your consideration. For more about the Fanzine/Fancast Spotlight project, go here. You can also check out the other great fanzines and fancasts featured … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Spotlight: Robert E. Howard Changed My Life, edited by Jason M. Waltz

The 2022 Hugo nomination deadline is approaching and the Non-Fiction Spotlights are coming fast and furious now. If you’re just joining us, the Non-Fiction Spotlights are a project, where I interview the authors/editors of SFF-related non-fiction books that came out … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Spotlight: Renegades and Rogues: The Life and Legacy of Robert E. Howard by Todd B. Vick

The world and particularly Ukraine may be on fire right now, but I’m still continuing the Non-Fiction Spotlight project, wherein I interview the authors/editors of SFF-related non-fiction books that came out in 2021 and are eligible for the 2022 Hugo … Continue reading

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Volume 7 of The Long List Anthology: More Stories From the Hugo Award Nomination List, edited by David Steffen, is looking for funding – and a bit about Conan

To begin with, I’m over at Galactic Journey again today, talking about Conan the Warrior, the second of the Lancer reprints of Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories that revived the character and sent the already smouldering sword and sorcery revival … Continue reading

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Of Squeecore and Conan

No, Conan has not been declared “squeecore” yet, though come to think of it, Conan the Cimmerian is a person from a marginalised background who rises to a high position, he’s something of a wish fulfillment character, there is banter … Continue reading

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Hawkeye Grapples with the Dark Legacy of “Ronin”

It’s time for my review of the latest episode of Hawkeye. Review of previous episodes may be found here. Warning! Spoilers under the cut!

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The Power of Grayskull – Some Reflections on Part 2 of Masters of the Universe: Revelation

The second half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Kevin Smith’s continuation of the original cartoon from the 1980s, just became available and I opted to watch that over the new Hawkeye show (which I will watch eventually) and Star … Continue reading

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Eternia Revisited – Some Reflections on Masters of the Universe: Revelation

ETA: For my take on part 2 of Masters of the Universe: Revelation go here. Like everybody who was a kid in the early 1980s and had access to US cartoons, I watched the original He-Man and the Masters of … Continue reading

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Conan the Socialist

I know that I should probably spend more of my time reading current year Hugo finalists, but instead I’m still reading my way through the entire Conan series. I read some of the bowdlerized Lancer/Ace Conan editions years ago, but … Continue reading

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New Kurval Sword and Sorcery Novella Available: The Black Knight

This June is turning out to be sword and sorcery month for me. Two weeks ago, I had a sword and sorcery story called “The Gate of Mist” come out in Whetstone Magazine – a story which got this nice … Continue reading

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