Category Archives: Frontier Partisans

What I’ll Be Reading Over the Christmas Break

Quite, I hope.  At least if all goes according to plan.  We’ll find out.  Watch this space.

20161213_122339Two packages arrived in the mail today.  You can see the contents on the left.  At the upper right is Richard Chizmar’s massive collection, A Long December.  With a title like that, I’ve got to read it this month.  Richard Chizmar is the publisher of Cemetery Dance, but this collection was published by Subterranean Press.

The other items are part of the Warriors of the Wildlands Kickstarter.  This was a little project Jim Cornelius put together (see this post).  It’s a book containing short biographies of a dozen frontier partisans.  I pledged the level that got me three signed books (one personalized; thanks, Jim!), a patch, the poster (which has books on the corners to keep it from rolling up), along with downloads of three songs performed by Jim’s musical group, The Anvil Blasters.  If you’re not reading Jim’s blog, Frontier Partisans, you’re missing out.

Anyway, Santa came early today, and I’m looking forward to getting grades in so I can dive into these books.

Guest Post at Frontier Partisans

Tales From The Otherverse webJim Cornelius runs the excellent blog Frontier Partisans.  It’s become one of my “go to” blogs that I always read.  I don’t always comment, but I read every post.

Earlier this year, in June, Jim posted about an attempt early in the 20th century to import hippos as a food source.  I was struggling to come up with an idea for a story to contribute to Tales From the Otherverse, and Jim’s post kicked off the train of thought that led to “The Assassination of President Broussard”.

Jim was kind enough to ask me to write a guest post about how I wrote the story.  So if any of you are interested in my thought processes in constructing this story, you can check them out here.

And make sure you read Frontier Partisans.  Jim writes about some fascinating stuff.


John Seery-Lester’s Safari Paintings

Cover Painting for Legends of the Hunt

Jim Cornelius had a new post this evening over at Frontier Partisans.  It featured a link to the safari art of John Seery-Lester.  These are paintings of classic safaris, many of them based on actual safaris.  Teddy Roosevelt is prominently featured in some of them.  The paintings brought back my boyhood dreams of going on safari.  If this is something that might be of interest to you, check it out.  If you really like his work, there’s a link to order a collection of John’s paintings.

Jim Cornelius and Frontier Partisans

Former blogger for The Cimmerian Jim Cornelius has a new blog that just launched on June 1.  It’s called Frontier Partisans, and if you have an interest in the men and women of the various frontiers throughout history, you really should check it out.  It’s well put together, informative, and fascinating.  Since historical adventure is supposed to be one of the foci of Adventures Fantastic (I know, I know, I need to emphasize that aspect more), I would be remiss if I failed to encourage you to spend time there and give Jim your support.