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Statistics Are Interesting Things

And no, this post isn’t going to be about math.  So come back here and quit running in terror.  The screaming is disturbing the neighbors.

Things have gotten rolling full speed at the day job, the offspring has gotten back into the swing of things, and I’m trying to juggle numerous (figurative) flaming chainsaws.

So while trying to kill time between interruptions at work this afternoon (there was too much going on to be able to shut the door and work on tasks that require extended concentration), I looked at the top posts for this blog.

It was rather interesting.  I didn’t compare or combine the numbers from when I was on Blogger, just looked at things since I set up my own domain.  I didn’t look at the other blogs, only Adventures Fantastic.  I ignored the most viewed page, which is the homepage, and looked at only individual posts, wherein a pattern quickly emerged. Continue reading

Latest Issue of Weirdbook is Now Available

Weirdbook31Weirdbook 31
Douglas Draa, ed.
160 pgs.
Wildside Press, publisher
Paperback $12, ebook $3.99 US, L 7.99 print, L 2.99 ebook UK
Amazon   Amazon UK

Before I begin this review, I’d like to thank Douglass Draa and John Betancourt for providing both electronic and print review copies.

There are 19 pieces of fiction here along with 8 poems by new and established authors. The Table of Contents is provided at the end of the review.  I’m not going to try to provide a synopsis for all of them.  Some are quite short.  I don’t want my discussion of any of the stories to be longer than the stories themselves.  So I’m going to take a different approach. Continue reading

Weirdbook Press Release and Cover Reveal

jpeg copy of front cover issue 31Weirdbook editor Douglas Draa has kindly sent me the press release announcing the revival of Weirdbook along with a copy the cover of the next issue, the first under his editorship.  He was fortunate enough to acquire an unpublished piece of art by Stephen Fabian.  That’s it on the right.

The press release is below.  Some of you will be glad to know the magazine is open to submissions.

Weirdbook Press Release

After a more than 17 year hiatus, Weirdbook is returning!

David A. Riley and Douglas Draa are, under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, reviving the legendary magazine.

Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even odd fiction.

The debut issue #31 will appear in August 2015.

In keeping with Weirdbook’s long tradition, the first revival issue will present a never before published cover by none other than Mr. Stephen Fabian himself.

Submissions are now open!




David A. Riley: Publisher and Senior Editor
Douglas Draa: Managing and Fiction Editor
Paul Ganley: Editor emeritus
David A. Riley is a Horror author and publisher and Douglas Draa is an author and former on-line editor for Weird Tales Magazine.

Weirdbook is Back!

Douglas Draa (formerly of Weird Tales) announced yesterday that Weirdbook is returning.  Weirdbook was an annual publication which ran from 1968 to 1997.  The artists and writers who appeared there reads like a who’s who of fantasy and horror writers and artists of the late 20th century.weirdbook_1997spr_n30

Draa will be the fiction and managing editor and David A. Riley will be the senior editor and publisher.  Draa and Riley have gotten the blessing Weirdbook founder Paul Ganley for the relaunch.

Here’s what Draa had to say about the editorial policy:

As far as content goes, we plan on offering the best genre fiction available. This includes weird, horror, weird SF, dark fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, and everything in between.

Our goal is to ENTERTAIN and not to impress the critics.

Now a magazine with an editorial policy like that is one I can get behind.

Weirdbook‘s blog is here and Facebook page is here.  I don’t know when Weirdbook will be open to submissions, but I’ll post an announcement when it is.

The first post on the blog is entitled “The Start of Something Beautiful: Weirdbook is back.”

I couldn’t agree more.