Category Archives: Prehistoric World

How About a New Approach to the Conan Universe?

Hyborian Age.  The word is barely in the American lexicon but represents the foundations for the sword and sorcery genre.  It was a term coined by Robert Howard in the 1930s.  He used it to describe the fictional historical period … Continue reading

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The Traditional Heroine

Last week I spoke about the development of the female hero from a masculinized woman into a woman who is allowed to retain her normal social roles.  This week I would like to focus on the woman’s contribution to adventures. … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Delight

When Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, he took all of the most interesting materials from Norse, Germanic, and Celtic mythology and created a conglomerate world of it; that’s pretty well known.  And when it came to the story … Continue reading

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Age of Obsidian

In 10,027 B.C.E, or years Before the Common Era, a boy named Kediak was born to a family who lived in a permanent village near Lake Van.  The area was at the doorstep of a dormant volcano and his family … Continue reading

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The Reasoning Behind Superpowers

Comic book characters, any fictional character with abilities that go beyond human, are modern society’s mythology.  Each one of them have distinct abilities and flaws, their stories change to fit the times, but the names and their characters survive.  So … Continue reading

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Influences: Robert Howard

Like many of us, I watched the Schwarzenager Conan movies and was fascinated.  Not by the plots, and definitely not by the acting.  I liked the fantasy world.  Magic, monsters, and swords.  A time before time, in a geography unencumbered … Continue reading

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