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Five Bloody Heads

For those who dig sword noir, I think I may have found an author you might enjoy. Peter Fugazzotto’s work has been published in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly and Grimdark. He’s self-published a couple of novels, and I read an excerpt … Continue reading

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The Last Synn

If you are hanging out here, I’m going to assume you like speculative fiction. If so, you might want to check out James McCormick’s The Last Synn. You can find it at Amazon, and you can learn more about James … Continue reading

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Review: Throne of the Crescent Moon

Throne of the Crescent Moon hits so many of my buttons it is absolutely no surprise that I loved it. It’s a great sword & sorcery story, tight in its plotting with very little fat. While the characters are, in … Continue reading

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Review of The Big Sleep

I’ve been going on and on about sword noir, and I’ve been referring a lot to film noir movies and sword & sorcery books. One thing I decided after re-watching the Maltese Falcon recently is that I wanted to read … Continue reading

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The Sarantine Mosaic

Just in case you’re interested, I’ve tried to unload my thoughts regarding my top ten books from the interview in On Spec. In that post, I mention the Sarantine Mosaic is my favourite Guy Gavriel Kay work—and of the two, … Continue reading

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How About Them Tudors, eh?

Having done some reading on the Tudor period in England, I naturally cooked up a novel using a lot of the premises. The idea is to set it in a fictional setting based on Tudor England (Jutemark, perhaps?) and focuses … Continue reading

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Plot Discovery – A Day’s Work

I’ve mentioned before that finding a plot is never a problem for me, only putting it into practice. Here’s an example. I was watching a special on James Brown, and there was some comment on the traumas of his early … Continue reading

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