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Lin Carter’s




A Sword and Sorcery Anthology edited by


Robert M. Price


Lin Carter’s Flashing Swords #7 continues the grand tradition of Sword & Sorcery fiction, a genre created by the great Robert E. Howard! Lin Carter, with his fellow Hyborian Legionaries L. Sprague de Camp, John Jakes, Gardner Fox, Michael Moorcock, and others, kept the train charging down the tracks in the 1960s with exciting new novels. De Camp, Hans Stefan Santesson, Andrew J. Offutt, and Marion Zimmer Bradley shepherded valuable anthology series that reprinted heroic fantasy rarities as well as new tales by Richard L. Tierney and others. Perhaps the most famous of these excellent series was Flashing Swords!


These days the genre is not just a lot of fun but actually socially and culturally important. Misanthropic radical feminists seek to equate masculinity per se with boorishness, abusiveness, and misogyny. Reversing the plaint of Henry Higgins, they ask, “Why can’t a man be more like a woman?” If they were, one suspects many women would be pretty disappointed. Well, Sword & Sorcery fiction puts traditional masculine virtues on display to young readers who need to be reminded of what men are supposed to be. This is not to stereotype women as frail and delicate flowers who need men to protect them. Much heroic fantasy proudly presents women as equally valiant and resourceful!


Flashing Swords #7 celebrates the heroic heritage of Atlantean Elak, the accursed Duar, Kothar of the Magic Sword, Twilit Tara, Samaritan Simon, Lemurians Thongor, Varla, and scantily clad Tonga and others! Our authors, heroes themselves, include Glen Usher, Glynn Owen Barrass, Clayton Hinkle, Charles Garofalo, Wayne Judge—and Lin Carter himself!




Available Editions$22- Trade Paperback 6" x 9" Amazon or Lulu


$6- E-book