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- A review of Lord Horror #7 (Hard Core Horror #5) and Lord Horror #8 (Reverbstorm #1)
- A review of Kenny Soward's Rough Magic
- GUEST POST (AND GIVEAWAY): Life (almost) imitating art by Sean Benham, author of Blope
- A review of D.E.M. Emrys' From Man to Man
- A review of Lord Horror: Reverbstorm (script by David Britton, art by John Coulthart)
The stories of the Dying Earth series are set in the distant future, at a point when the sun is almost exhausted and magic has reasserted itself as a dominant force. The various civilizations of Earth have collapsed for the most part into decadence. The Earth is mostly barren and cold, and has become infested with various predatory monsters (possibly created by a magician in a former age).
The Moon has disappeared and the Sun is in danger of burning out at any time. A certain fatalism characterizes many of the inhabitants as a consequence.
The series shows the influence of the picaresque tale, applied to a science fiction/fantasy setting.
|1950 The Dying Earth, #1||fantasy, short stories|
|1966 The Eyes of the Overworld, #2||fantasy, short stories|
|1983 Cugel's Saga, #3||fantasy|
|1984 Rhialto the Marvellous, #4||science fiction, fantasy, short stories|
|1974 A Quest for Simbilis||fantasy|
|1979 Morreion||science fiction, fantasy|
|1979 The Seventeen Virgins||fantasy|
|1979 The Bagful of Dreams||fantasy|
|1999 Tales of the Dying Earth||science fiction, fantasy, collection|
|2005 The Laughing Magician: The Adventures of Cugel||fantasy, collection|
|2009 Songs of the Dying Earth||fantasy, anthology|
The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderoz
(upcoming on June 2013)
|science fiction, fantasy|