The Sword of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett

Welcome to the next installment in my Retro Reviews! This time, we’re looking at an author who seems little talked about (in my circles at least) which seems utterly baffling when we look at her body of work and fans. Still, that’s how history goes, isn’t it? So please give it up for screenplay writer […]

The Adventures of Alyx by Joanna Russ

(mild spoilers) Every book leads to another. In this case, looking up Fahfrd & The Grey Mouser on wikipedia led to me reading the following: “Joanna Russ was familiar with and appreciative of the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series, and in addition to critical reviews of Leiber, also referenced Fafhrd in her The Adventures of Alyx sequence […]

Gate of Ivrel by CJ Cherryh

One of the things I enjoy most about delving through old books is finding the authors who were once colossi of the genre but now aren’t really talked about. CJ Cherryh is a fine example of that (for all she’s still active). Probably a bigger name in Sci-Fi than in Fantasy, and maybe a bigger […]