Friday, November 27, 2009


Following the news that Flashing Swords is no more, where can discerning readers go for quality Sword and Sorcery fiction?

Well, one answer might be GW Thomas' excellent ezine Kings of the Night, which is one of the few publications (either online or in print) dedicated to the S&S genre.

The current issue contains:

THWACK! The Last Arrow's Tale
by Peter J Welmerink

Brock Strangebeard and the Towers of Matterkill
by Robert E. Keller

The Crypt of the Cobra
by C.L Werner

The Fount
by G.W Thomas

The Huntsman's Pack
by David A. Hardy

The Mark of Gennesh
by Jack Mackenzie

The Obsidian City
by James Lecky

There's also some rather spiffy links to the online back issues of the late lamented Flashing Swords as well as excellent articles on the history of Sword and Sorcery and (and, for me, this is particular treasure trove) links to the wonderful Tumithak stories of Charles R. Tanner - if you've never read them, now is the time).

If you care at all about the future of sword and sorcery, this is the place to be.

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