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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A Video Chat and Look Behind the Scenes with Skull & Friends
Mar02

A Video Chat and Look Behind the Scenes with Skull & Friends

A Video Chat and Look Behind the Scenes with Skull & Friends To you undeserving mortals I have granted a rare glimpse behind the veil of secrecy at my most peerless of publications, Tales From the Magician’s Skull. The lowliest of my minions, the larvae called ‘interns,’ were tasked with this honor, but recently each met their own destruction in most hideous and foolish a fashion. And so the task was entrusted to...

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Join the Skull’s Interns for an Informal Chat this Weekend
Feb24

Join the Skull’s Interns for an Informal Chat this Weekend

The exalted Skull, lord of all things sword & sorcery, has sent a selection of his minions and interns to satiate the mortal desire for sword & sorcery discussion while they breathlessly await issue #6 of his magazine of superlative greatness. Join Chief Editorial Minion and interns #12, 34, and 657 to learn more about the ongoing open call for sword & sorcery fiction, tips and tricks for writing great fiction, and just a...

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Sword and Planet as Blood and Thunder: Robert E. Howard’s Almuric
Feb19

Sword and Planet as Blood and Thunder: Robert E. Howard’s Almuric

Sword and Planet as Blood and Thunder: Robert E. Howard’s Almuric by Bill Ward “’Lead us to Yugga, Esau Ironhand!’ cried Than Swordswinger. ‘Lead us to Yagg, or lead us to Hell! We will stain the waters of Yogh with blood, and the Yagas will speak of us with shudders for ten thousand times a thousand years!’” —Almuric, Robert E. Howard Robert E. Howard is a member of that select group of authors...

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Sign Up For the Heroic Fiction Writing Seminar!
Feb13

Sign Up For the Heroic Fiction Writing Seminar!

Sharpen your broadaxe and slap on those vambraces because it’s time to infuse your fiction with a hearty dose of the Heroic with Howard Andrew Jones as your guide. A sword-and-sorcery writer in both short and long form, author of The Chronicles of Sword and Sand, novels in the Pathfinder Adventures line, and the ongoing Ring-Sworn Trilogy (described by Publisher’s Weekly as “a heart-racing, action-packed...

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The Skull is on Facebook!
Feb06

The Skull is on Facebook!

Mortals, your foolishness knows no bounds. You call to one another across the ether, mind touching mind instantaneously across the vast expanse of the real, and how do you use this power? Is it to elucidate the eldritch lore of the serpent-people, or to examine the thrice-cursed Peninsula of the Necromantic Nomarchs? Where are the whispered rumors of the coming Juggernaut, the ravings of the ensorcelled scribe, or the sigils and signs...

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