Nostalgic Evocations: Kenner Star Wars Figures (Part II)

By the time Kenner had recovered from the initial overwhelming demand for Star Wars figures during the 1977 Christmas season, and the odd Early Bird Certificate program, they were able to issue eight more figures to go with the four promised early bird figures.  The first figures promised were (Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2D2 and... Continue Reading →

Influences: John Brunner

John Brunner (1934-1995) began working as an author  by turning out some well-written, but not very original space operas.  By the late 1960's he had begun experimenting with novel structures.  Many of his novels written in the 1970's are almost prescient, hitting on the idea of computer viruses, and environmental concerns bordering on catastrophes.  In... Continue Reading →

Christmas Sale is Underway at Millhaven Press.

All of our releases are on sale at amazing prices through Christmas Day!  Fans of genre fiction should take advantage of this huge sale... Fierce Tales: Savage Lands Fierce Tales: Shadow Realms Nighthawks: A Book of the Broken (1) Devlin: A Book of the Broken (2) Home Sweet Home

Influences: A. Bertram Chandler

Arthur Bertram Chandler (1912-1984) was a merchant mariner turned science fiction writer.  He used his experiences at sea in his writing which gave his deep space adventures a dose of realism unlike many of his contemporaries. He is most well known for his Rim World series and John Grimes novels, both of which have a... Continue Reading →

Influences: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was one of the most prolific writers of all time.  Burroughs was discharged from the military upon the discovery of a heart condition.  He bounced around, working many different types of jobs (a common theme among pulp writers).  He spent time as a ranch-hand in Idaho, worked for his father, and... Continue Reading →

Dune: The Expanded Saga

Earlier today, I wrote about Frank Herbert's genius as a writer.  Much of which centers around the Dune universe he so meticulously created.  I was going to leave it at that...but I couldn't let sleeping dogs lie.  I spent some time thinking about the Dune universe Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson continued. Some hate the... Continue Reading →

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