Jon begins with a review of the new Tarzan story, Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She, by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael Tierney:
But the story…is it any good?
Of course it is. Michael Tierney did the heavy lifting here to prepare the work for publishing, and his stitch-work comes off as invisible.
He also touches upon Jeff Stoner’s story, Atop the Cliffs of Ral-Gri:
In most anthologies published today, the ending would have been telegraphed from paragraph one. Stoner sets up some inter-party rivalries among the Germans, and never lets you forget that these are the historical bad guys, but he also dangles the results of the encounter with the godling just out of reach until the last possible minute. He touches on and eludes to the holocaust in a way that leaves the reader in doubt as to whether this is an Indiana Jones style story where our archaeologist learns just enough to pull back at the last instant, or whether it is actually an alternate earth where the events of the story lead directly to the horrors of the Holocaust.
Well played, Mister Stoner.
Also, Michael Tierney’s new Wild Stars adventure, Wild Star Rising, is available for pre-order through IndieGoGo, along with the all new 35th Anniversary Editions of previous Wild Stars adventures!