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A MATTER OF GOATS

A MATTER OF GOATS, by Ben Fenwick:   An eerie call fell down the wind from the dark mountainsides. It was a high-pitched tone that fell slowly into a humanlike, ululating sob. Anton Le Bouveret felt the hairs on his forearms and the back of his neck prickle. The dark, rugged, Balkan shadowland surrounded them […]

THE TOMB ROBBER’S TALE

THE TOMB ROBBER’S TALE, by Sean P. Robson:   The funeral procession wound like a wailing snake through Mourner’s Row, out the Death Gate, and around the sepulchral neighborhoods of the necropolis to the grand mausoleum of House Torenescu.  As the priests—one each to represent the gods Thanatos, Mithra, and Heka—began the rites of lamentation, […]

HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY– Q20

Welcome to Heroic Fantasy Quarterly Issue 20! With this issue we return to our regularly scheduled random mix of adventure fantasy fiction, poetry and art. And by all that’s good and right, for once we will not be talking about the weather in our editorial. Well, except to give a shout-out to our hometown OKC […]

HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY– Q19

With awesome terminology like Polar Vortex cramping our minds, we find ourselves this first day of February trapped between winter storms Leon and Maximus. Yeah, we’re sick of it too. So it is that our thoughts turn to warmer days and climes. While we can’t do anything but wait it out here in the northern […]

HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY — Q18

And boom!  It’s November again! Welcome to Heroic Fantasy Quarterly Issue 18, our second on the new publication schedule.  The disastrous weather took pity on us and, free from worrying about death and destruction from the skies, we’ve assembled a great issue for you.  But being Okies we’d be remiss in failing to mention there […]

HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY — Q17

Ah, springtime in Oklahoma — continued: The flowers. The north-bound butterflies. The flowing creeks. The wildly overflowing creeks and huge hail and massive apocalyptic tornadoes! Then summer hits and flooding rains persist when we should be by drying out. Oy. Anyway, HFQ editors took way less on the chin than so many people in their […]

HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY — Q16

Ah, April. Finally, finally perhaps the damn cold and snow will relent! Hey — we talked about March Madness and NCAA basketball and cerebral awakenings this time last year, so why not talk about the weather this year? Yep, HFQ Issue 16 is here and there’s not a better time than now to read it. […]

HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY — Q15

2012 draws to a close, and 2013 starts!  It was a good year for SF/F fans, with John Carter, Brave, and The Hobbit, and four issues of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly.  And we keep the trend going with three great new stories and two poems. Fiction Contents Dusts of War, by Ben Godby Get your new […]

A SONG FOR THE NEW KING

A SONG FOR THE NEW KING, By S. Boyd Taylor: Archimandrus was fifty when the commission first came. A poem, a psalm for the new coronation. Oh how glorious! He had waited so long for this. Years. Decades. Had pushed away wife and child alike. Locked himself in dark rooms for months at a time. […]

HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY–ISSUE 11

The winter solstice has come and gone, and to beat back the long nights we present the 11th issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly!  Here’s what we’ve got for you: Fiction Contents GOOSE AND CRADLE, by David Austin One last game and one more night in a besieged city where regrets rain down like catapult stones. […]

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