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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2016, 08:37:58 PM »
Cool article.

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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2016, 06:53:09 PM »
The trilogy is complete. Looking forward to the next story next week  :headbang:
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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2016, 09:17:06 PM »

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Re: New Iron Age
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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2016, 12:35:38 PM »
Nice one. I never knew much about Leiber except his work jumped in and out of genres throughout his career.

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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2016, 06:34:26 PM »
He is the only one I had read prior to joining the Crypt in 2008, apart from Conan and Red Sonja comic books which weren't true Howard works. The articles and stories so far have all been very entertaining.
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Re: New Iron Age
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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2016, 07:09:56 PM »
Good one. I really liked the ending.
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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2016, 08:24:59 PM »
S&S stories should be grim.  I feel like there should not always be a way out.

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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2016, 06:44:05 AM »
Unless your name is Conan  :lol

I agree, i like stories that don't end in the "expected" way.
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Re: New Iron Age
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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2016, 06:23:21 PM »
New story!  "The Bones of Fallen Gods"

 The storm raged for nine days, and when it ended, it cast Scylla and what remained of her crew upon a black island ringed with jagged rocks. Exhausted men lay half-dead at the oars as the sea heaved them up, and then there was a terrible ripping and spears of glassine stone tore through the hull, impaling flesh and wood alike. The ship foundered, water sweeping the decks as another wave heaved them up, and then they were cast down upon the black deadly shore in a cascade of blood and brine as the ship sheared apart.

Scylla struck the water, already struggling for the shore. The rocks were sharp as swords, and she was glad of her armor that ground the bitter points to pieces. The water was only waist-deep here, and she found her feet and struggled inland. Men foundered about her, and she caught those she could and helped drag them from the waves, all but hurling them shoreward.

She trod upon a beach of black sand, and her sandals crunched on the broken rock. Her sword hung at her side, and her bronze breastplate still gleamed in the half-light, but she had little else. The remains of the ship were crushed upon the rocks by the incoming tide, and pieces of it washed about her knees. She spat into the water and looked about her, counting. She had six men alive. After a desperate battle and then what seemed an age of the raging storm, this was what she came to. She had no knowledge of where she was, nor even what place this might be. The sky was still heavy with clouds, and lightning flickered far away to the west.

The waves seethed past her legs as they drew back, and she saw she stood not only upon volcanic rock, but on bones. The beach was embedded with hundreds of bones, bleached by sun and turned green by the water, they were exposed when the waves withdrew, hands and ribs and empty skulls looking up at the pitiless sky.

Read the rest! http://new-iron-age.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-bones-of-fallen-gods.html

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Re: New Iron Age
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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2016, 08:08:39 PM »
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Re: New Iron Age
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2016, 04:30:02 PM »
New Story!

The Red King dreamed upon his ebon throne, at the end of the world beneath the fires of a darkling sky. His kingdom was empty and silent, his palace thrall to ghosts and empty echoes, and his throne room a place of darkness save for the glow of the ruby upon his iron crown. He was old, and the ages passed slowly, the world growing colder beneath the dying sun.

He waited now for the passing of his age, for he had ruled long, since the world was young. He had come to this world a king when it was green and new, the earth still scarred by the passing of the glaciers like glass mountains, the land roved by monstrous beasts and primitive men. Here he made himself their lord, with the power of his great sword and the sorcery in his red stone. Nations rose and bowed to him, empires paid him homage. He was the overlord of the whole earth.

Now his time was ending, as he had always known it must. Now the sun grew colder in the sky, and day was like night. The sky was always black and filled with a billion fiery stars. The silver moon was broken into pieces and they tumbled through the dark overhead in a great arc, slow and cold like a corpse in the sky. Now and again bright lances of fire came down as pieces of the moon fell to earth in fire. He heard them sometimes when he tried to sleep. Thunder in the dark.


http://new-iron-age.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-red-king.html