Everything You Never Knew About The Making of Conan The Barbarian

What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian become such a classic film? The path to glory was long and twisted. Here's everything you never knew about the making of Conan. » 2/17/15 1:00pm 2/17/15 1:00pm

Glory And Thunder! You Could Own These Original Boris Vallejo Paintings

Hardly anybody* ever did sword-and-sorcery art better than Boris Vallejo — complete with beefcake and cheesecake figures in larger-than-life situations. With eye-popping colors and a flair for the dramatic. And now a few newly discovered Vallejo originals are up for auction. » 10/30/14 1:30pm 10/30/14 1:30pm

The Failed Publisher That Gave Us I, Robot And Arthur C. Clarke

We owe a huge debt to Gnome Press, a small start-up science fiction publisher that launched in the wake of World War II and failed because it couldn't pay its authors. As Andrew Liptak explains over in Kirkus Reviews, Gnome made Asimov's I, Robot possible, and gave us the first themed anthology. » 3/27/14 3:40pm 3/27/14 3:40pm

Frank Darabont's Brilliant Pitch for a New Conan the Barbarian Movie

Yesterday we premiered the first taste of our amazing exclusive roundtable interview with legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan, director Frank Darabont, and Being Human's Sam Witwer, with an update on Darabont's Godzilla. » 1/23/13 11:00am 1/23/13 11:00am

Solomon Kane: Like Game of Thrones with Pilgrims!

Today, the long delayed cinematic adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane tales comes to North American theaters for a limited release (it's also been on video-on-demand across the land for a while now). Despite opening in Europe way back in 2009, the stateside release of Solomon Kane was mysteriously hamstrung… » 9/28/12 6:25pm 9/28/12 6:25pm

A Fantastic Conan Pastiche, and a Chance to be a Hero Yourself

Throne of the Crescent Moon author Saladin Ahmed has fallen on some rough times, and yesterday he put up a blog post asking for some help. (He says he's already gotten enough support in the 24 hours since that post went up, but it's never a bad thing to help more.) And because Ahmed's a total rockstar, he gave people… » 6/13/12 2:23pm 6/13/12 2:23pm

Rediscover Classic SF Tales with Planet Stories

The pulp era gave rise to some of the most exciting, innovative science-fiction ever written, but far too many of these classic SF tales have been lost and nearly forgotten. Planet Stories, an imprint of Paizo Publishing, has been working to change that by putting out novels and short story collections on a monthly… » 7/14/08 2:00pm 7/14/08 2:00pm