Sunday, June 26, 2022

July-Aug S&S Group Read Topic: NEW EDGE contemporary Sword & Sorcery

Born in 1920, the Sword & Sorcery genre continues to evolve.  Let us hone its "New Edge" (a term coined by Howard Andrew Jones). Discussion thread on Goodreads (click here to join in).

The July August "2-month spotlight/group read" will be New Edge (i.e. contemporary) S&S. Your mission for the next two months:
(1) Explore a new S&S author (and/or magazine).
(2) and, chime in/share
(3) stretch goal.... review the new content to enable new readers to find them!

Let us not get mired in "what is" or "what is not S&S" of the past.
Instead share where you think the genre is going, or can go!

Feel Welcome to keep adding-to or browse the poll/survey used to spur this discussion:

Banner Credits
Magazine on Left / Cover artist
Savage Realms Monthly: May 2022: cover artist unattributed
Tales from the Magician's Skull #7: Sanjulian
Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4: Jim Pitts
WHETSTONE Amateur Magazine of Sword and Sorcery, Issue Five:Carlos Castilho

Savage Realms Monthly May 2022 by Remy Morgeson Tales from the Magician's Skull #7 by Howard Andrew Jones Swords & Sorceries Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 by David A. Riley WHETSTONE Amateur Magazine of Sword and Sorcery, Issue Five by Jason Ray Carney

Books on right / Cover artist
-The Night Eternal: Bruce Pennington
-Mathias Thulmann: Witch Hunter: Marta Dettlaff 2018
-Twilight of the Gods:James Iacobelli -2018
-Worlds Beyond Worlds: The Short Fiction of John R. Fultz: Brian LeBlanc
- The Night Eternal by Steve Lines Mathias Thulmann Witch Hunter (Warhammer Chronicles) by C.L. Werner Twilight of the Gods (Grimnir #2) by Scott Oden - Worlds Beyond Worlds The Short Fiction of John R. Fultz by John R. Fultz

New Edge S&S has been a hot topic lately... spurred on by Scott Oden and others like Oliver:

Putting a NEW EDGE on an Old Blade

New Edge S&S Guest Post: Oliver Brackenbury

Oooh...from the Whetstone discord, the original posts to Howard Andrew Jones' 
"New Edge" Manifesto were provided by "Riobard#6007" :

And another by HAJ ~2010: