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Three Military Fantasy Shorts

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For this week, I’m going to do things differently. Rather than review a single work, I’ll look at three stories set in the same...

No. 7 Andre Norton, Telepaths, Telempathic Animals, and The Entrepreneurial Spacer.

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2013Feb17 - Time spent in front of a computer will suck you into a rift in the space-time continuum. You doubt this? Leave a...

Conan the Cimmerian: Sword & Sorcery Superstar

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When many people hear the words "Sword & Sorcery", they immediately think of Conan. He might be Robert E. Howard's original, or the L....

Swashbuckling with Morticai

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Morticai’s Luck Darlene Bolesny Dark Star Books Trade ppb, 245 p., $15.95 Ebook, $5.95 Ever gone to a con and come home with more books than it’s humanly possible...

Dark History: Bran Mak Morn

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Robert E. Howard, more than anything, wanted to sell to Adventure Magazine. This publication of the Buttrick Co. was considered by many the best...

What You Will Find Here

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Since January 2nd of 2013, members of the Amazing Stories blog team (you'll find them all listed under Staff where you can learn more...

Of Shadows and Serpent – The First Sword & Sorcery Tale

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When people think of 1929 they usually recall the Great Depression and "Black Tuesday" (October 29th). I prefer to think of it as the...

Satan’s Imagination Stations

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I was 8 years old, and I had gotten my greedy little hands on a copy of The Hobbit. I read it by nightlight...

Sword & Sorcery – What’s In A Name?

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Sword & Sorcery has become a term of derision since the 1980s. There are good reasons for this but much of that derision is...