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thedarkman

Member Since 01 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 30 2014 02:12 PM

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In Topic: Del Rey Robert E. Howard Thread

24 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

I still have most of the Ace re-prints, but they are getting rough. As long as they were clearly defined as pastiche/re-written Conan works, I wouldn't mind having them in some sort of omnibus collection to put on my shelf-but I would settle for e-book format.

My Del Rey copies are still mint, despite much use, and they look great on my shelf!


In Topic: The Legend of Conan - Arnold Schwarzenegger Back as Conan

24 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

I have liked all three of Arnold's latest movies. Just watched The Last Stand again last night, and it was good fun. Escape Plan was ok, and Sabotage was dark, grim and violent-Arnold really had to stretch in this one. But I have to agree with docpod; Arnold was a poor choice to play Conan back in '82, and even worse to play the Cimmerian today. And I am an Arnold fan. Bring back Jason, or start all over with someone new.


In Topic: Keith J. Taylor: Award-winning fantasy author/blogger (and REH fan)

21 July 2014 - 11:47 PM

Very cool book! My copy is displayed on my desktop, so visitors can see it, and I can gush about how good it is, along with my collection of Howard, Lamb, Wagner, ect...Just doing my bit to spread the gospel!

 

Keith Taylor's new book, Servant of the Jackal God: The Tales of Kamose, Archpriest of Anubis, just came out. It collects his fantasy stories set in ancient Egypt published in Weird Tales since 1999 (plus two new yarns).


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http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/1617207292

A review: http://www.tangenton...by-keith-taylor

 

Bought my copy this weekend from Darrell Schweitzer himself. :)


In Topic: What Are You Reading Right Now?

21 July 2014 - 01:57 AM

The Golden Slave, by Poul Anderson. Romans vs. Germanic barbarians, with Poul at his 'Blood & Thunder' best. Only a little way in, but the story is already bloody and brutal, with scenes of battle carnage, and the barbarian women slaughtering their own children to avoid the Romans taking them as slaves. This is a rock-solid adventure read!


In Topic: Blood And Thunder Historical Fiction

11 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

Thanks, Ben. I have the first three Forgotten Legion tales (e-book format), but have not had a chance to try them. Every thing I have read about them sounds pretty good, with plenty of positive reviews on line. I have heard of Anthony Riches, but will have to track down the others.