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The Latest From Heroic Fantasy Quarterly

timthumb.php (2)The latest issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly (#28) has been out for a little while.  I’m playing catch up after traveling for a great deal of the past month, so apologies for this being a little late.

As I stated the last time I reviewed HFQ, there were two serials in the previous issue that I would deal with here.  There are also two poems (by Mary Soon Lee and David Sklar) and two more short stories in the current issue.  Let’s deal with the short stories first. Continue reading

A Review of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly 23

Apologies to Adrian Simmons, to whom I had promised this review a few weeks ago.  (To give you an idea of how hectic things are, I started this post on Sunday and am finishing it on Wednesday.) In the past, I’ve read HFQ in spare moments at work and have usually managed to finish an issue in about a week or ten days.  The problem this go around is that there hasn’t been any free time.

HFQ 23

Chimera by Giovanna Guimarães

Anyway, HFQ returns with one of its strongest issues.  Included are a wandering Comanche in Central America, sky pirates raiding a lost city, and an offering to a goddess which unleashes all kinds of problems. Continue reading

Another Strong Issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly

HFQ22The 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.

Here’s a quick run down of what you’ll find. Continue reading