The Long Afternoon of Earth — Heating Up Your Gaming Session

The Long Afternoon of Earth (Original Title: Hothouse) Author: Brian Aldiss Publisher: Signet Books Reprinted: 1962 Page Count: 192 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Far into the future the Earth no longer spins on its axis. It sits in a fixed position with half covered in perpetual sun and other cloaked in darkness. It’s orbiting…

Editor’s Desk: A Call for Metamorphosis Alpha Authors

Author Craig Martelle recent put a call out for stories on the Metamorphosis Alpha facebook group for the fourth installment of his Metamorphosis Alpha anthology series. This is open to professional authors and typewriter warriors alike. If you think you’ve got a good story and feel confident enough to keep to the timeline framed below…

Peter Haining Presents the Freak Show

Peter Haining presents the FREAK SHOW Freaks, Monsters, Ghouls etc. by Masters of the Macabre Edited by: Peter Haining Pages: 240 Published: 1970 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc. Amazon: Price may vary Freak shows and carnival acts are all but extinct, but their legacy lives on through Peter Haining presents the FREAK SHOW: Freaks, Monsters, Ghouls,…

Mutating Roleplaying Games — Daybreak -2250 A.D.

(Original Title: Star Man’s Son, 1952) Author: Andre Norton Publisher: Ace Books Reprinted: 1965 Page Count: 182 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Daybreak – 2250 A.D. by Andre Norton was originally published in 1952 under the title Star Man’s Son. The novel used either title throughout its published editions. Goodreads.com lists 27 different editions of the…

The Troublesome Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft

Like most gamers, I got my start with Dungeons & Dragons. However, my favorite RPG is most certainly Call of Cthulhu. As I write this, there is a lot of controversy about numerous allegations that Zak S. abused women he was in relationships with. In the interests of disclosure, I find those allegations to be…

A Look at Metamorphosis Alpha 2 (Chronicles from the Warden)

Metamorphosis Alpha 2 (Chronicles from the Warden) Editor: Craig Martelle Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Page Count: 358 (digital) / 608 (print) Available Formats: eBook and print eBook – Free w/ Kindle Unlimited Print (other options available) – 16.56 “Metamorphosis Alpha: Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 2” is the second in a series of short…

A Look at Metamorphosis Alpha: Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 1

Metamorphosis Alpha: Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 1 Editor: Craig Martelle Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Page Count: 196 Available Formats: eBook and print eBook – Free w/ Kindle Unlimited Print (other options available) – $9.99 Recently I received my kickstarter reward for Epsilon City from Goodman Games for the RPG game Metamorphosis Alpha by…

IF Magazine Now Available at the Internet Archive

Sci-Fi fans rejoice! IF Magazine is now available in all it’s Sci-Fi glory through Archive.org. “If was an American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952 by Quinn Publications, owned by James L. Quinn. The magazine was moderately successful though it was never regarded as one of the first rank of science fiction magazines. It achieved…

Edge of Everything – Flash Fiction by Jim Pyre

Edge of Everything The waves smashed against shore. The rhythm of the lake always drew him to this place. It was old, old enough for most of the folks in this backwater town to forget it even existed, but not him. The rhythm never let him forget. He had loved her, hadn’t he? He showed…