Recent Reading: Ramsey Campbell - Far Away & Never
After reading Flame and Crimson I went and bought several of the Sword & Sorcery books it discussed. Here is the first one I finished:
Far Away & Never, by Ramsay Campbell, copyright 1996, Necronomicon Press, ISBN-10: 0940884860.
Enjoyable collection of stories, avoiding the flaws of many of the later sword & sorcery authors.
The word-based magic in “The Stages of the God” and “The Song at the Hub of the Garden” had a flavor of its own, and “The Ways of Chaos” made me want to read Ghor, Kin-Slayer: The Saga of Genseric's Fifth-Born Son (G1, G2). 
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