FORGOTTEN BOOK: The Weird edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, 2011
This is the 119th in my series of Forgotten Books.
I am out of town on a work assignment so this week’s Forgotten Book will be short and sweet.
I can tell you that this week’s book is one of the most fun and difficult [Read it all...]
A Song of Ice and Fire | Melisandre
Fresh off his Hugo Award win, John Picacio has opened a web store where you can buy museum-quality limited-edition prints of some of his most loved pieces.
The offerings include all 12 of his illustrations from the Chesley Award-winning 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song [Read it all...]
FORGOTTEN BOOK: THE ZEN GUN by Barrington J. Bayley, DAW Books, 1983
This is the 71st in my series of Forgotten Books.
I was once at a reading by Michael Moorcock and I asked him “Who was the one writer that American audiences should know better?” His immediate response was Barry Bayley. I believe Bayley [Read it all...]
Sojan the Swordsman by Michael Moorcock, © 1977, trade paperback, Savoy Books
This is the 35th in my series of Forgotten Books
Sojan the Swordsman by Michael Moorcock (Savoy Books)
The summer of 1967 was a traumatic one for me. I had finished my freshman year in high school and was about [Read it all...]
Cover art by John Picacio for Michael Moorcock's ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES (Del Rey)
Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES arrives in bookstores today. It’s the sixth and concluding book in Ballantine/Del Rey’s definitive Elric omnibus series. San Antonio’s John Picacio illustrated the cover and interior illustrations for this volume. It’s the third cover [Read it all...]
Don’t stress out over what to get that special science fiction, fantasy and horror fan on your holiday gift list. That’s right, Missions Unknown has done the stressing for you.
We painstakingly polled some of the biggest geeks we know — our staff and contributors — and asked them for recommendations. From Finnish sf [Read it all...]
The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner More Balock www.comedycentral.com Ugly Americans Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time The Benson Interruption
‘Tis the season where every periodical from the New York Times to Saveur Magazine seems to publish a holiday cocktail guide.
Missions Unknown has decided to join the crowd, but with a little difference. Our [Read it all...]
The first issue of Amazing Stories is just one of the items in Texas A&M’s speculative fiction collection.
Ever heard of the 1975 novel “Doomsday Clock,” published in San Antonio with an actual fuse sticking out of its cover? What about “Overshoot,” a 1998 Ace paperback about an elderly Alamo City woman reflecting on how [Read it all...]
Cover illustration by John Picacio for Michael Moorcock's forthcoming ELRIC: SWORDS & ROSES (Ballantine/Del Rey).
Here’s my cover illustration for Ballantine/Del Rey‘s forthcoming edition of Michael Moorcock‘s ELRIC: SWORDS & ROSES. It contains Moorcock’s full-length Elric novel, THE REVENGE OF THE ROSE, his novella “Black Petals” as well as several bonus goodies. Tad Williams [Read it all...]