Appendix N Archaeology: The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series
Apr18

Appendix N Archaeology: The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series

Our Appendix N Archaeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Appendix N Archaeology: The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series by Michael Curtis More than a decade before Gary Gygax assembled his list of influential...

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Jirel of Joiry: First Heroine of Sword-and-Sorcery
Apr13

Jirel of Joiry: First Heroine of Sword-and-Sorcery

Jirel of Joiry: First Heroine of Sword-and-Sorcery by Ryan Harvey The sword-swinging, laser gun-blasting, wooden-stake carrying women who are an enormous part of today’s popular entertainment owe their existence to a medieval lady who first appeared more than eighty years ago in the pulp pages: Jirel of Joiry. Flame-haired, tenacious as a she-lion, “a shouting battle-machine,” sojourner in forbidden magical lands—Jirel was the first...

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Stepping Into the Shared World of Robert Asprin’s Thieves’ World
Apr09

Stepping Into the Shared World of Robert Asprin’s Thieves’ World

Stepping Into the Shared World of Robert Asprin’s Thieves’ World by Bill Ward “There are philosophers who argue that there is no such thing as evil qua evil; that, discounting spells (which of course relieve an individual of responsibility), when a man commits an evil deed he is a victim himself, the slave of his progeniture and nurturing. Such philosophers might profit by studying Sanctuary.” -from Joe Haldeman’s...

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Adventures In Fiction: Stanley Weinbaum
Apr04

Adventures In Fiction: Stanley Weinbaum

Our Adventures in Fiction series is meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: Stanley G. Weinbaum By Ngo Vinh-Hoi Not many authors can be credited with changing the entire trajectory of a genre, yet Stanley Grauman...

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Adventures in Fiction: Turning the Khlit Stories of Harold Lamb into RPG Adventures
Mar11

Adventures in Fiction: Turning the Khlit Stories of Harold Lamb into RPG Adventures

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: Turning the Khlit Stories of Harold Lamb into RPG Adventures! by Julian Bernick Spoiler Alert: What follows is a discussion of...

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Appendix N Archaeology: Arthur Machen
Mar03

Appendix N Archaeology: Arthur Machen

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Appendix N. Archaeology: Arthur Machen by Bradley K. McDevitt This article is part of a series where the spotlight shines on some authors that...

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Adventures in Fiction: August Derleth
Feb23

Adventures in Fiction: August Derleth

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: Arkham House, Ithaqua, and In-Jokes: The Influence of August Derleth by Bradley K. McDevitt Most of you probably know the name...

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Adventures in Fiction: Margaret St. Clair
Feb18

Adventures in Fiction: Margaret St. Clair

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: Margaret St. Clair by Michael Curtis Margaret St. Clair was born on February 17, 1911. Her work appears in Gary Gygax’s...

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Adventures in Fiction: Andre Norton
Feb17

Adventures in Fiction: Andre Norton

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: Andre Norton by Jim Wampler Famed fantasy and science fiction author Andre Norton was born on February...

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Adventures in Fiction: Philip Jose Farmer
Jan26

Adventures in Fiction: Philip Jose Farmer

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: Philip José Farmer by Jeff Goad Today we are celebrating the birthday of Philip José Farmer. While he isn’t around to celebrate...

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Adventures in Fiction: Robert E. Howard
Jan21

Adventures in Fiction: Robert E. Howard

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. There may not be a more iconic character in fantasy—and particularly sword and sorcery—fiction than Conan the Barbarian. From his first appearance in...

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Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt
Jan19

Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt by James Maliszewski Of all the literary influences on D&D and DCC RPG, Abraham Merritt is perhaps the...

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