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This Week at Castalia House: Appendix X, Wargame Wednesday, and Francis Stevens

What’s going on at Castalia House this week…?

Well, the second installment of Misha Burnett’s “Appendix X” series is out– highlighting really good books they fell outside of the mainstream for whatever reason. We have a pile of other reviews as well. If you are looking for a book to read or just looking to talk books, come on over to the blog. You won’t find this kind of scope or depth anywhere else. If your mental map of the science fiction and fantasy landscape has significant holes in it, hang with us and we’ll fill you in!

Wargame Wednesday got a shot in the arm this week with a bonus post coming out early on Tuesday. (Expect that to happen again next week…!)  Also, borrowing a page from the GURPS-Day playbook, we initiated a similar roundup post with a wargame theme. We haven’t made a big splash with that yet, but people have told me, “hey… we didn’t even know Castalia House covered wargames!” So word is getting out and things are heating up. If you’d like to pitch in, then get on Twitter and start posting with the tag #WargameWednesday.

Finally, people seem to dig “Citadel of Fear” by Francis Stevens. It’s basically an A. Merritt story from before A. Merritt had even nailed down what that’d be. What does this mean? It means that a woman had a major contribution to the formation of the weird fiction scene… and you simply do not hear about this from the usual suspects. The kicker? She was a feminist that explored themes that you’ve heard a great deal about via Feminist Frequency and the many feminist critics that lauded the recent Star Wars movie across mainstream media outlets. There is nothing new under the sun!

The team is growing, our audience is growing, and the excitement is going. If you want to be a part of the action here, talk to me about doing a guest post. We are no where close to covering everything we want to get to and there’s plenty you can do to help!

 

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