Barbarian Book Club: 11 June 2017

Another month of reading has come and gone. The beautiful Japanese spring is ending and the rainy season is about to begin. I managed to finish two novels, one history book, and several short stories this month. Both of my fiction reads made up the closing chapters of their respective trilogies. The upcoming June rains …

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Operation Overlord, D-Day

June 6, 1944  "These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war." -- President Ronald Reagan

Mike Duncan’s Revolutions

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry. My current historical obsession is the early modern period. Pike and muskets, madmen and Puritans. The world changing Reformation and the bloody wars of religion that followed. While a lot of Fantasy writers focus on the Dark Ages, Medieval, and early Renaissance for inspiration, I much …

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A tough one…

About half an hour ago I finally submitted my story to Misha's 21st Century Anthology. Writing it was quite the experience. Most of it not really positive but overall quite eye opening. It took me two whole months to write and submit this story. Realistically much less than that because what I submitted was the …

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Playing Twilight Struggle: The Cold War 1945-1989

This weekend Judy and I decided to bust out Twilight Struggle and throw down some Commie vs Capitalist action. We managed to get two games, each winning one. The first one was a complete shutdown. Judy playing the Soviets locked down the Middle East, Africa, and most of Asia before I could contain the Red …

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Read Storyhack!

Storyhack Action & Adventure Issue #0 has been out for about a week. If you haven’t read it yet, stop what you are doing and pick it up. My story, A Tiger in the Garden, is the cover story. It’s an action-packed Musket & Magic story taking place in a far off fantasy jungle colony. …

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Barbarian Book Club: 11 May 2017

April was a slow month for reading. I turned 34 in the middle of another beautiful Japanese Spring. When your whole world explodes with beautiful cherry blossoms, light rains, amazing greenery, the last thing you do is sit around and read all day. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. I discovered Mark Lawrence through one of …

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Spotlight: Cirsova: Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine

I’m glad others are digging into Cirsova, one of the best, if not the BEST SFF magazines out there. If you are just starting you can’t go wrong with issue #5.

Mighty Thor JRS - Fantasy Book News & Reviews

Every once in a while I like to do a spotlight post to shine a light on an author, or book, or series that I think is awesome and more people should know about.

Today that light is shinning bright on Cirsova Magazine!

I have been in a bit of a reading and blogging slump for a while now. I took a step back, trying to figure out what I was missing, what I needed to turn this slump around. So I decided to go back to my fantasy roots. What got me into fantasy in the first place?

The answer to that was Sword and Sorcery and other pulpy spec. fic. goodness. I love REH, ERB, Lieber, Lovecraft, Moorcock, Wagner, and Clark Ashton Smith. So sure I can get out all my old copies of these authors, and I did. But I began to wonder, is anyone still…

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Pick this guy up for 50%

To kick off the summer reading season, starting in the month of May, I’m putting a 50% coupon code on my novel One-Eyed Jacks. “A great pulp noir piece involving casinos, gunfights, exotic women, and a dash of magic reminiscent of Big Trouble in Little China. Fun, exciting fiction that reads like my favorite movies […] …

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