Black GateReviewer Fletcher Vredenburgh at the blog of Black Gate magazine, long the bastion of swords & sorcery short fiction, features BCS in his recent review of the best new swords & sorcery of the last year.

He singles out a number of the more adventure-centric BCS stories from 2012, including “Sinking Among the Lilies” by Cory Skerry and “The Crimson Kestrel” by Leslianne Wilder.

He also mentions several others for their intensely dark mood, such as “The Ivy-Smothered Palisade” by Mike Allen.  He found it reminiscent of Clark Ashton Smith, that unsung colleague of Howard and Lovecraft who painted such evocative worlds of “lush decay,” in Vredenburgh’s words.

Thanks very much!

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