In case you haven’t noticed, we’re big fans of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly around here. Schedules have been hectic enough that I’ve gotten a bit behind on reading it. Not that that’s anything unusual.
Issue 29 (see art by Vok Kostic here) has the first of a two-part epic poem, so I’ll start with issue 29 and use the poem as a bridge to my comments on issue 30. Both issues had short poems, which I’ll not discuss as they aren’t particularly long. The poems in Issue 29 were “Wench” by Scott Hutchison and “The Persuaders” by Colleen Anderson. Issue 30 gave us another poem by Colleen Anderson, “Garuda’s Gambit” as well as “The Night Before Yule” by Daniel Stride. Continue reading →
The latest issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly has been out for a while. I’m just now getting to it, but I’m old and slow.
If there’s one things I’ve come to expect from HFQ, it’s consistency. The editorial team there has done a good job of selecting some of the best S&S around these days. This is issue is no exception. In addition to two poems, “The Harrowed Hall” by Cullen Groves and “Dragonslayer” by Mary Soon Lee, there are three fiction pieces, Continue reading →
And so we come to another issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. This was one of the strongest (and grimmest) issues I’ve seen in a while. There are three pieces of fiction along with two poems and a great illustration by Serbian artist Vuc Kostic. His dark style is a perfect fit for the stories contained herein. Continue reading →
The current issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly (number 22) has been out for a little while now. I’ve been reading it here and there when I have a slow few minutes at work. (The fact that it’s taken me several weeks to finish should tell you how many slow minutes I have.)
Once again, this one is strong. There are four pieces of fiction here, two long and two short, as well as two poems. The longer stories are historical fantasy, while the shorter pieces are set in imaginary worlds.