Leigh Brackett, The Planetary Romantic
Mar05

Leigh Brackett, The Planetary Romantic

Leigh Brackett, The Planetary Romantic by Ryan Harvey If you were a science-fiction reader in the 1940s, you knew there was one place to turn for a high quality, intelligent stories: Astounding Science Fiction. Under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Astounding was the spot for brainy speculative fiction. You didn’t look for that type of smarts over at Planet Stories, which was only interested in laser guns and trashy adventure...

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Sip From the Skull’s Cup If You Dare! Six Mighty Tales Await!
Dec15

Sip From the Skull’s Cup If You Dare! Six Mighty Tales Await!

Six Mighty Tales Await! Now that the minions responsible for the delay in Tales From the Magician’s Skull issue 5 have been banished to an asparagus-scented pocket dimension as a mild corrective, we at the Skull would like you to know that the latest issue will soon be available here at Goodman Games, as well as in select thaumaturgical floating bazaars near you. But why not hone your expectations and sharpen your appetite with...

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Sword & Sorcery Fiction Open Call Coming Soon
Dec13

Sword & Sorcery Fiction Open Call Coming Soon

We have been guided by The Skull to send out a reminder to all those under his command—which means YOU—that soon you shall be allowed to send him your ideas brought to life. We’ve detailed everything you need to know in an earlier post, but here are the basics: Submissions will be open January 22, 2021 – April 1, 2021We accept e-mail submissions only, in .rtf, standard manuscript format. I.E. double-spaced, with title and...

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Where to Start with the Fantasy Fiction of Poul Anderson
Nov29

Where to Start with the Fantasy Fiction of Poul Anderson

Where to Start with the Fantasy Fiction of Poul Anderson by Bill Ward Poul Anderson (1926-2001) is one of those authors whose prolific output – over one hundred novels and at least as many short stories – is as impressive as it is potentially intimidating. A great many of our contemporary authors tend to stick with one kind of story or book for branding purposes, often adopting new pseudonyms if they dare deviate from the brand, but...

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A Look at William Hope Hodgson
Nov13

A Look at William Hope Hodgson

A Look at William Hope Hodgson by Bill Ward The English writer William Hope Hodgson (15 November 1877 – 19 April 1918) is an author whose influence on those that came after him greatly exceeds his current renown among readers. This despite being hailed as one of the originators of Cosmic Horror, the sub-genre of horror fiction most readily associated with H.P. Lovecraft, and The Dying Earth tradition of science fantasy as later...

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