A Return to Lankhmar

In the 1970s, DC Comics published a five-issue series, Sword of Sorcery, with adaptations of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series by Denny O’Neill, Howard Chaykin, and Walt Simonson. I bought the issues off of eBay about a decade ago, which left as the one F&tGM hole in my collection the Wonder WomanContinue reading “A Return to Lankhmar”

The Twain in Camelot

It was said throughout Lankhmar that, in the Year of the Briny Toad, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, having fallen afoul of the Thieves Guild once more, ventured forth to the kingdom of Camelot, there to participate in a tournament in honor of the Lady Morgana’s birthday. Though their fame did not precede them, itContinue reading “The Twain in Camelot”

On Books I Would Like To Play

When I worked for EB Games, especially toward the end, it seemed like every major movie property, and some television properties too, was becoming a video game. James Bond, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, the Spider-Man films, etc., etc. Books, though? Actual printed books? They weren’t really game fodder. Comic books seemed easierContinue reading “On Books I Would Like To Play”

On Recording a Drabble Podfic

I quite enjoy writing drabbles, short stories of exactly 100 words, and a month ago I walked through my creative process in writing a Merlin drabble. This morning, for no particular reason except that I had a computer microphone handy, I decided to do an audio recording of a different Merlin drabble. It’s a storyContinue reading “On Recording a Drabble Podfic”

On the Movie I Want To See

Producer Peter Jackson and director Guillermo del Toro held an on-line chat last week where they talked about their plans for the two Hobbit films. Near the end of the chat, del Toro is asked about some comments he had made a few years ago about not being a fan of sword and sorcery fantasyContinue reading “On the Movie I Want To See”

On My Favorite Short Story

Once upon a time in Lankhmar, City of the Black Toga, in the world of Nehwon, two years after the Year of the Feathered Death, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser parted their ways. Exactly what caused the tall brawling barbarian and the slim elusive Prince of Thieves to fall out, and the mighty adventuring partnershipContinue reading “On My Favorite Short Story”

On Lankhmar News

I love Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar stories. Set in the world of Nehwon, these stories follow Fafhrd, a barbarian, and the Gray Mouser, a failed wizard, as they adventure from one side of the world to the other, getting into weird scrapes in their quests for coin, cleavage, and alcohol. When asked what is my favoriteContinue reading “On Lankhmar News”