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The Eye of Argon and the Further Adventures of Grignr the Barbarian

edited by Michael A. Ventrella

original story by Jim Theis

Publication date: November 18, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-5154-4788-7

212 pages, $14.99


Also to be available as an ebook, $price



"The Eye of Argon," by all rights, should have languished, a forgotten or ignored piece of amateur fantasy fiction published in a fanzine half a century ago. But it didn't. Somehow, it was detached from those ignoble beginnings, and gained an underground cult following at science fiction conventions. And then it grew. And the rituals involved in sharing the story grew. And now it has attained near-legendary status, sort of like the favored uncle you always seek out at family gatherings, but would be embarrassed if your real-world associates knew was related to you. Well, we're not embarrassed, though perhaps we should be.…

Original story by Jim Theis, with new contributions to the mythos by: Keith R.A. DeCandido, Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Daniel M. Kimmel, Peter Prellwitz, Hildy Silverman, Ian Randal Strock, Michael A. Ventrella, and Jean Marie Ward, with Jody Lynn Nye (introduction), and Monica Marier (art).

Table of Contents:

Foreword: The Eye of Argon and Associated Earnest Musings – Jody Lynn Nye
Introduction: We Can All Be Grignr; or: How to Appreciate Very Bad Writing – Michael A. Ventrella
Publisher's Apology – Ian Randal Strock

The Eye of Argon – Jim Theis

Annotation – Ian Randal Strock

The Further Adventures of Grignr the Barbarian:
The Return of the Eye of Argon – Hildy Silverman
The Rat's Tail – Keith R.A. DeCandido
Grignr and the Drignr – Peter Prellwitz
Grignr in the Land of Er-Urz – Ian Randal Strock
God Quest – Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Grignr's Swift Sword of Vengeance – Daniel M. Kimmel
Ouanna's Rock – Jean Marie Ward
Grignr and the Tomb of Really Bad Evil – Michael A. Ventrella

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