25 awesome barbarian moments unjustly condemned to pop culturalā€¦

Being a barbarian is a thankless job. You spend all day slaying your foes in a loincloth and greased up in beef tallow, and nobody remembers your exploits. The zeitgeist moves on to pirates, vampires, zombies, and what have you. » 4/25/11 3:35pm 4/25/11 3:35pm

In "The Alchemist and The Executioness," magic destroys the environment

Last year, award-winning science fiction authors Tobias Buckell (Sly Mongoose) and Paolo Bacigalupi (Windup Girl) teamed up to write two fantasy novellas set in the same universe. Both novellas, Buckell's "The Executioness" and Bacigalupi's "The Alchemist" are set in the city of Khaim, where an early Renaissance cultureā€¦ » 4/25/11 3:28pm 4/25/11 3:28pm