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Cora’s Adventures at the Virtual 2021 Octocon

As I mentioned on this blog some time ago, I spent the first October weekend at Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention, which was virtual this year for obvious reasons. But before I get to my adventures at Octocon, … Continue reading

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Cora Goes to the Virtual 2021 Octocon

Octocon is the Irish national science fiction convention, which normally takes place every October in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. However, as you may have noticed, 2021 is not a normal year and therefore Octocon is virtual this year. Which means … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Green Huntsman” by Dorothea Gibbons

“The Green Huntsman” is a gothic short story by Dorothea Gibbons, which was first published in the July 1954 issue of Weird Tales. The story may be found online here. This review will also be crossposted to Retro Science Fiction … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “More Than Shadow” by Dorothy Quick

“More Than Shadow” is a horror short story by Dorothy Quick, which was first published in the July 1954 issue of Weird Tales. The story may be found online here. This review will also be crossposted to Retro Science Fiction … 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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Cora Talks About Old SFF Elsewhere

“But what’s new about that?” some of you will ask. She always talks about old SFF somewhere. However, today I had not one but two items coming out elsewhere. The first is my latest post over at Galactic Journey, where … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The God in the Bowl” by Robert E. Howard or Conan Does Agatha Christie

No, not that way. Get your mind out of the gutter! Before I dig deeper into the science fiction and fantasy of 1946 (for more about Chicon’s 1946 Retrospective project, see here), I want to go back to the early … Continue reading

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The Elusive Allison V. Harding and How to Suppress Women’s Writing… Again

Allison V. Harding, horror and fantasy author of the 1940s, is nigh forgotten these days, even though she was prolific, publishing thirty-six stories in Weird Tales between 1943 and 1951, as well as six non-genre stories in Weird Tales‘ sister … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Blue and Silver Brocade” by Dorothy Quick

I’m taking a bit of a break from Jirel of Joiry, because in my experience, those stories are best, when not read directly one after another. And so I decided to take a look at another underrated woman author of … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Werewolf’s Howl” by Brooke Byrne

I’m continuing my quest to review stories by obscure women authors of the golden age with “The Werewolf’s Howl” by Brooke Byrne, a gothic horror short story which appeared in the December 1934 issue of Weird Tales. I came across … Continue reading

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