Year: 2019

Cover of Sword and Sorceress 34 (title only)

A Tarnished Legacy: The End of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress, the once-influential anthology series that was founded in 1984, saw its thirty-fourth and final instalment this year. The series managed to survive a number of significant setbacks: one was the death of original editor Marion Zimmer Bradley in 1999; another was publisher DAW dropping the series with the 2004…

Yennefer, Geralt, and Ciri

The Witcher Is a Confusing Mess of Timelines, Violence, and Boobs and I Look Forward to Season 2

The Witcher’s first problem is going the route of Game of Thrones early on by offering up gratuitous nudity and violence in its first few episodes, as if an audience will only latch on to a show if boobs and Mortal Kombat-style finishing moves are involved. Fortunately, it does settle down eventually, but it takes some time…