Beyond the Gate of Shadows: Harold Lamb’s The Grand Cham
Apr26

Beyond the Gate of Shadows: Harold Lamb’s The Grand Cham

Beyond the Gate of Shadows: Harold Lamb’s The Grand Cham by Bill Ward “As evening closed in they were threading through gorges that hastened the coming of darkness. Often they looked back in the failing light. No one desired to be last. And then Rudolfo, in the lead, halted abruptly. ‘Before them in the twilight stood a great mound of human skulls.” When we are first introduced to Michael Bearn, young Breton ship-master in...

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Adventures in Fiction: Turning the Khlit Stories of Harold Lamb into RPG Adventures!
Apr19

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...

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Classic Covers: Harold Lamb’s Histories
Apr15

Classic Covers: Harold Lamb’s Histories

What do you get when you cross an expert adventure storyteller with a linguistically-gifted polymath? Some of the greatest popular histories ever written. While Harold Lamb’s fiction was familiar to readers of Adventure magazine, it was his gripping histories and biographies, starting with 1927’s Genghis Khan, that won him international acclaim, and made him an acknowledged expert in both Hollywood and the State...

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Where to Start With Harold Lamb
Apr12

Where to Start With Harold Lamb

Where to Start With Harold Lamb by Howard Andrew Jones It wasn’t so long ago that the fiction of Harold Lamb was best known only as a footnote in the old Lancer Conan books, mentioned in passing as being important and influential but almost completely unavailable. All that could be found of his prose were some late novels and his biographies, and, fine as those biographies are, neither were foundational works of sword-and-sorcery....

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Appendix N Archaeology: Harold Lamb
Sep01

Appendix N Archaeology: Harold Lamb

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. In the now-famed Appendix N, Gary Gygax lists roughly thirty authors whose works inspired the creation of Dungeons & Dragons. Many luminaries from the fields...

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