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 →
Back in February, I was home sick with the flu. Being well-medicated, I spent most of the day asleep. At one point early in the afternoon, I woke up and got out of bed for a little while. I checked email since I hadn’t looked at it all day. There was an email from Adrian Simmons informing me that the new issues of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly was live and a request for a review. I responded in the affirmative and went back to bed and pharmaceutical induced slumber.
And completely forgot about the email.
So, first, Adrian, I owe you an apology for dropping the ball. A huge apology. I’m usually not this careless. I apologize for not getting the review up sooner.
When I looked the other day at the website, I saw that two of the four fiction pieces were the first of two parts. i’m going to hold off reading those until the next issue goes live. I’ll review the stories in their intirety then. Continue reading →