Tag Archives: Robert E. Howard

A Conan by Any Other Name…

In episode 5 of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Teela and friends visit Preternia a.k.a. Eternia’s equivalent of Valhalla, where fallen heroes and heroines spend eternity riding dinosaurs, going on pretend hunts and telling stories by the side of a … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Spotlight: Hither Came Conan, edited by Bob Byrne, Bill Ward, Howard Andrew Jones and Jason M. Waltz

Nominations for the 2023 Hugo Awards closed April 30 and the finalists are expected to be announced later this month. However, after the Hugos is before the next Hugos, so I’m continuing my Non-Fiction Spotlight project, where I interview the … Continue reading

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Toy Photo Story: “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter” – and some mixed links

I have another toy photo story coming up. Not a Masters-of-the-Universe-piece Theatre story this time, because it involves vinyl figurines (of which I have a huge collection going back more than forty years) rather than Masters of the Universe toys. … 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 realises “So This Is Christmas”

Here’s my review of season 1 finale of Hawkeye, somewhat belated due to the double whammy of Worldcon and the holiday season. Review of previous episodes may be found here. Warning! Spoilers under the cut!

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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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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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