Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Links of Note

Lynda Rucker has posted a new book review on her web site about the late-great Karl Edward Wagner's magnificent sword & sorcery novel, Bloodstone, featuring his anti-hero Kane the Mystic Swordsman. Yeah, yeah, I know--that particular sub-genre of fantasy is moribund and embarrassing to even contemplate reading. But seriously, you have no idea how brilliant Wagner's take on the genre was. Outside of Robert E. Howard (Conan) and Fritz Leiber (Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser), Wagner's take on the genre was dark and brooding as his best horror fiction. And personally, Wagner's Kane Saga is my all-time favorite (of the genre as a whole and his own fiction). At some point down the road I'll write more about the Kane novels and stories, but until then . . . check out what Lynda has to say:

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