Tuesday, 31 July 2012

So, there's a Sword and Sorcery Genre Spotlight going on...

Not here, although I am reading a lot more of the stuff, over Here :o) It's all geared around Open Road Media re-releasing the 'Brak the Barbarian' stories as ebooks (which I will probably pick up) so you've got things like a mini-documentary about John Jakes and a chance to read his story 'The Girl in the Gem' for free (I never turn down some free reading, you shouldn't either).

There are a lot of other little bits though that make for interesting reading if you're new to the genre or coming back to it. The only thing I'd query is their use of the phrase 'muscular heroes' in the definition... after mentioning heroes such as Elric and the Gray Mouser (neither of whom are particularly muscular, quite the opposite in Elric's case).

That's a minor quibble though, there's a lot of good stuff here if it's raining outside and you're stuck at your desk during lunchtime. Thank me later :o)

3 comments:

John D. said...

Author John Jakes has a guest post up at SF Signal today, too, on the last BRAK story. :)

Liesel K Hill said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'll check it out! :D

Elfy said...

The Brak books were my introduction to the S&S genre. I may have to think about getting the rereleased ones.