Monthly Archives: August 2009

THE FORESOOTH FILE

One of the first things that was handed to me when I started as an editor in the Book Department of TSR in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, was a copy of what then managing editor Barb Young called “The Foresooth File.” … Continue reading

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MY DOG ATE IT, 21st CENTURY STYLE

I suffered over this one a little, re-reading and re-writing it a few times. I worry that it’ll be seen as a reaction to a particular author at this particular time, but that is not the case. I’m not mad … Continue reading

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SAVE THE BULLSHIT EXCUSES

The following post contains a single swear, just like the title, repeated over and over. It is intended for audiences that aren’t afraid of swears. If you are afraid of swears, stop reading now, though we both know that’s just … Continue reading

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HI CONAN, IT’S ME, PHIL

On the cover of Conan the Barbarian King-size Special Issue, #1, in a red circle, it says: “SPECIAL ACADEMY AWARD ISSUE! TWO OF THE GREATEST CONAN SAGAS EVER TOLD!” A pretty compelling claim, but it wasn’t the awards that drew … Continue reading

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