A Sit Down With the Magician’s Skull (and Editor) at Gen Con!
Aug23

A Sit Down With the Magician’s Skull (and Editor) at Gen Con!

Mortal Dogs, tremble at his glory! Few believed it was possible — and all quaked at the mere thought! Indeed, the Overlord of Sword-and-Sorcery, the Pontifex Maximus of Maximal Pontification, the Voivode of the Vorpal Blade himself, the one-and-only Magician’s Skull, manifested in the physical realm at Gen Con 2022 in, err, approximate human form. With a peel of thunder and the shivering of a gong, a chuff of acrid smoke...

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Announcing Pre-Orders for Tales From The Magician’s Skull #7
Feb03

Announcing Pre-Orders for Tales From The Magician’s Skull #7

We are happy to announce the next issue of the premier magazine of sword-and-sorcery fiction, Tales From the Magician’s Skull #7! And you can pre-order your copy today! Let’s look at some details! A gong shivers… the mists part to reveal a grisly visage lying upon a mound of rubble, dead but for one glowing, malefic eye… It speaks, in a voice of cold command: Silence, mortal dogs! It is time now for Tales...

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A Preview of John C. Hocking’s “The Gift of a Poison Necklace”
Feb01

A Preview of John C. Hocking’s “The Gift of a Poison Necklace”

A preview of John C. Hocking’s “The Gift of a Poison Necklace” Benhus returns once again to the pages of Tales From the Magician’s Skull to confront the mystery of a necklace that kills. When his patron, the Lady Thale, survives both an assassination attempt and the follow-up robbery to recover the deadly jewelry sent by her enemy, Benhus must investigate a twisty trail of murder and intrigue in “The Gift of a Poison...

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The Best Of The Conan Pastiche Novels
Jan23

The Best Of The Conan Pastiche Novels

The Best Of The Conan Pastiche Novels by Howard Andrew Jones If I didn’t love the writing of Robert E. Howard I would probably never have bothered with any Conan pastiche. As a matter of fact, those Conan novels on store shelves in the ’70s and ’80s made me so skeptical of Conan that I didn’t try Robert E. Howard’s fiction until years later. I wrongly assumed that because the series looked cheap and...

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Only 24 Hours Remain in the Tales From The Magician’s Skull Kickstarter!
Nov18

Only 24 Hours Remain in the Tales From The Magician’s Skull Kickstarter!

THE TALES FROM THE MAGICIAN’S SKULL KICKSTARTER ENDS AT 11:00 p.m. EST ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021. YOU ONLY HAVE HOURS LEFT TO PLEDGE! As was foretold by the Skull himself, the Kickstarter campaign which shall bring MORE Tales From the Magician’s Skull to a public hungry for eldritch peril, dazzling imagination, and intense action, has roared into life like an Octobear provoked from its slumber. Already the Skull has reached...

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A Look at Ramsey Campbell’s Far Away & Never
Nov12

A Look at Ramsey Campbell’s Far Away & Never

A Look at Ramsey Campbell’s Far Away & Never by Bill Ward Legendary British Horror author Ramsey Campbell’s prolific and best-selling output has been the stuff of nightmares – in a good way! – for more than a half-century. From his Lovecraftian roots to his contemporary novels of psychological and supernatural horror, Campbell continually pushed the frontiers of both his chosen genre and his own stylistic expression. A...

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Ken Kelly and Sanjulian to Illustrate Covers to Tales From The Magician’s Skull
Nov10

Ken Kelly and Sanjulian to Illustrate Covers to Tales From The Magician’s Skull

We feel it is fair to say that Tales From the Magician’s Skull features some of the best sword-and-sorcery fiction in the industry today! Fantastic writers such as Violette Malan, James Enge, John Hocking, Nathan Long, and many more have contributed to the interior of the magazine. But let’s take a moment to talk about the outside of the book. The next two issues of Tales From the Magicians Skull feature artwork by two...

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Prepare for More Tales From The Magician’s Skull
Oct20

Prepare for More Tales From The Magician’s Skull

The Skull has issued his orders, and we have obeyed! The journey of Tales From the Magician’s Skull shall continue past issue #6 and into the future! It is time for More Tales From the Magician’s Skull! Tales From the Magician’s Skull is a printed fantasy magazine dedicated to presenting all-new sword-and-sorcery fiction by the finest modern crafters in the genre. These stories are the real thing, crammed with...

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The Cosmic Horror of Sword & Sorcery
Oct19

The Cosmic Horror of Sword & Sorcery

The Cosmic Horror of Sword & Sorcery by Bill Ward The bones of sword & sorcery lie close to the skin, and one sure blade-stroke is enough to lay them bare for all to see. There is plot-driven pulp action there, at the core, but supporting that is a foundation of swashbuckling historical adventure, and expectations of encounters of the picaresque and the exotic kind. To be sure we can also see the unsentimentality of the...

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More Tales From The Magician’s Skull Kickstarter Coming Soon
Oct14

More Tales From The Magician’s Skull Kickstarter Coming Soon

The time has come to announce the orders of our almighty master, The Skull, himself! He has deemed it that we must prepare you for the campaign that is to come! The campaign of…More Tales From the Magician’s Skull! Tales From the Magician’s Skull is a printed fantasy magazine dedicated to presenting all-new sword-and-sorcery fiction by the finest modern crafters in the genre. These stories are the real thing, crammed...

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Announcing Publicity Intern #331
Oct09

Announcing Publicity Intern #331

It pleases the Skull to announce the hiring of Intern #331 to the position of Publicity Thrall, tasked with the propagation of news and announcements concerning Tales From the Magician’s Skull in the realmspace of the interwebs. Furthermore, the Skull anticipates a job opening along very similar lines to materialize in around 4-6 months, and will be accepting applications for Intern #332 at that time. A surviving participant of...

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Skull TV Launches TONIGHT!
Sep19

Skull TV Launches TONIGHT!

Only the foolish or the insane would fail to heed the command of the Skull! Which is why this evening, at 9:00 p.m. EST (Eastern Skull Time!) all mortals who value their sanity will make pilgrimage to the Official Goodman Games Twitch Channel and there do homage to the Skull as he extends his mastery over the electronic lands of stream and of twitch. The best in sword-and-sorcery awaits! Join the Skull tonight, Sunday, September 19 at...

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