Conan: Blood of the Serpent Cover Revealed
The cover art for Titan’s upcoming Conan novel Blood of the Serpent, by S.M. Stirling, appeared at Amazon this week. (I haven’t seen an official “cover reveal” post yet.) The art has inspired a bit of debate, as it departs from the classic Frazetta-style painted covers in favor of a sword-and-snake design that more closely resembles what you might find on a modern epic or grimdark fantasy novel. Well, as long as it sells—and we still have Roberto De La Torre’s interior illustrations to look forward to.
Heavy Metal Director Gerald Potterton Dead at 91
DMR Spotlights Dilks and Ryder
Black Gate Interviews Bonadonna
For a terrific in-depth interview of a working S&S author, check out Black Gate‘s chat with Joe Bonadonna, part of their “Beauty in Weird Fiction” series.
Pre-Orders Open for Glass Hammer’s At the Gate
Pre-orders for At the Gate, the third part of prog band Glass Hammer’s S&S-inspired concept album trilogy, are now open. Check out the album trailer, or pre-order autographed albums, T-shirts, and more at the band’s website. The record releases in October.
Innsmouth Gold Kickstarts S&S Anthology
Indie publisher Innsmouth Gold is producing its fifth fiction anthology, The Feast of Fools, focusing on sword & sorcery. From the blurb: “Lone adventurers stalk dank dungeons in search of loot! Bold warriors face evil wizards in duels to the death! Savage pirates face unearthly creatures on mysterious islands!”