Tag Archives: Swords and Sorcery

Book Review: The Cage by S.M. Stirling and Shirley Meier

Thus far, the books I’ve been reading in 2018 have been, y’know, good. And where’s the fun in that? Because sometimes you’re just in the mood for something cheap and cheesy and ridiculous. And when it comes to that sort of thing, I couldn’t pass up a book by one of my go-to authors for …

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Book Review: Paul S. Kemp’s A Discourse in Steel.

As you’ve probably noticed by now, I’ve got a terrible weakness for the dollar paperback bin. More often than not, it’s the literary equivalent of MST3K, in which you can stumble across strange and forgotten old books, ripe with all kinds of crazy insanity. And sometimes, you find something that’s, you know. Good. A Discourse …

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Book Review: Mark E. Rogers’ Blood & Pearls

Being a completist can be rough. It starts well enough, as you discover an artist/writer/director/whatever you like, and then you naturally start gobbling up as much of their work as you can find. Even still, Sturgeon’s Law (“90 percent of everything is crud”) is still a thing, even with your favorite artists. And so, as …

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Review: Fritz Leiber’s The Knight and Knave of Swords

I wanted to like this book. I really did. At a glance, it seemed like a shoe-in! See, The Knight and Knave of Swords is a collection of Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser stories. You may be unfamiliar with the names, but you probably know these two characters already. The hilariously terrible cover isn’t a …

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