This episode I'm joined by Jared Shurin (@straycarnivore) of the award-nominated genre site Pornokitsch (@pornokitsch), and editor with Mahvesh Murad of the upcoming anthology The Djinn Falls in Love. We discuss the Sword & Sorcery subgenre, and an old quote from Lin Carter defining the genre.
We call a story Sword & Sorcery when it is an action tale, derived from the traditions of the pulp magazine adventure story, set in a land, age or world of the author's invention - a milieu in which magic actually works and the gods are real - a story, moreover, which pits a stalwart warrior in direct conflict with the forces of supernatural evil.
In addition, Charles Payseur joins us to recommend short fiction centered around falling.
The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO)
The amazing art which inspired me to actually get this project off the ground was created by @etrandem
Music - Jazzy Ashes by The Underscore Orkestra
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