Tag Archives: sword and sorcery

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for January 2020

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some December … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Speculative Fiction of the Month | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Retro Review: “The Jewel of Bas” by Leigh Brackett

“The Jewel of Bas” by Leigh Brackett is a science fiction novella, which appeared in the spring 1944 issue of Planet Stories and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be found here. This review … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Retro Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toss a Coin to Your Witcher: Some Thoughts on The Witcher

I have to admit that initially, I wasn’t even going to watch The Witcher. For while I am cursorily familiar with the books, I have never played the videogames nor watched the Polish TV series from the early 2000s. And … Continue reading

Posted in Books, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Two new In Love and War stories and a new Thurvok story

It’s another commercial break of sorts, because I have not one but three new releases to announce. One of them is even a short novel. In fact, I’d hoped to announce those new releases before, but one vendor (24symbols – … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for November 2019

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some October … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Speculative Fiction of the Month | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for October 2019

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some September … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Indie Crime Fiction of the Month | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A no longer quite so new Thurvok story available: The Night Court

Before we get back to photos, con reports and genre commentary, here is a not quite new release announcement. Because I just realised that I never officially announced the latest Thurvok story, which came out just before I left for … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Monday Free Fiction: The Bleak Heath

Welcome to a somewhat belated September edition of First Monday Free Fiction. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog, I’ll post a free story on every first Monday of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, First Monday Free Fiction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for August 2019

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some July … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Speculative Fiction of the Month | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 2019 July Short Story Challenge Post-Mortem – 31 Stories in 31 Days

You may have noticed that blogging was light this past month, because I was doing the July Short Story Challenge again for the fifth consecutive year. What is the July Short Story Challenge, you ask? Well, in July 2015, Dean … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments