Happy New Year, everybody!
On January 1st we published our seventh issue of HeroicFantasyQuarterly. We pulled off a complete lineup this time, with three short stories and two poems:
LORD OF THE BRASS HOST, by Dariel Quiogue
Dare we call this beauty a tale of S&S steampunk upon the steppes? We dare!
THE LAST FREE BEAR, by J. S. Bangs
Hope drives them across the tundra, and revenge into a world of legend!
SHATTERING THE SPEAR, by P. Djeli Clark
When the forces of the Witch Priest threaten the Southlands, only the
mighty Zhusa and their allies stand in the way. But are unbreakable spears enough to stop this ancient evil . . .
LAMENT FOR THE FATHERS, by Joshua Hampton
A poem seemingly straight from the middle ages! With this his second poem to grace our electronic pages, Mr. Hampton currently reigns as HFQ’s Poet Laureate. (You can check out the prior here, from the halcyon days of ’09.)
METTLE, by Scott Matthews
We couldn’t have asked for a better winter poem. Short but powerful, certain lines of this piece are sure to warm the hearts of heroic fans everywhere — you’ll know ‘em when you see ‘em!
This issue’s art is “Wizard’s Fire” by Simon Cowell.
In this issue we also unveiled the HFQ T-shirt, which you can check out and/or order by following the link posted in HFQ’s editorial.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!