Barbarian Book Club: Brutal by James Alderdice

Brutal by James Alderdice Japanese Jidaigeki meets Grimdark fantasy. James Alderdice, the pen name of David J. West channels Akira Kurosawa in this fantastic first installment of his latest grimdark sword and sorcery Brutal, which lives up to its namesake and inspiration. Echoing Kurosawa's Yojimbo in both its opening scene and thematic plot, we are …

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Robert E. Howard

“Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.”

Grimdark Alliance

robert-howard“All fled—all done, so lift me on the pyre—

The Feast is over, and the lamps expire.”  – Howard

Today, January 22, marks Robert Howards 111th birthday. Make sure to take a long swig of your favorite beverage in honor of the father of Conan. Sword and Sorcery is the punk rock of the fantasy world and Howard was its Joe Strummer.

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Winter Issue of Cirsova is Out Now! — Cirsova

  Cirsova is hands down my favorite indy Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine. The last issue was fantastic. Old school Sword and Sorcery, pirates, Sword and Planet, wizards, witches, monsters, and everything that got me into Fantasy minus all the pretentious creative writing lit fic bullshit that poisons SFF. Buy it! Stickied Post The Winter …

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