Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5

Posted: April 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Today at Broadswords and Blasters, I talk about Cirsova, a contemporary magazine that focuses on heroic adventures. In particular, I cover their fifth issue, which was a concept edition highlighting the Eldritch Earth setting- a blend of Lovecraftian mythos and sword-and-planet adventure.

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CIRSOVA: Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine recently released their seventh issue and in celebration they made issue five free on Amazon. I’d been meaning to pick up an issue anyway, and this acted as the perfect excuse to do so.

What’s interesting about this issue is that it acts as a formal introduction to a new shared world, Eldritch Earth. The concept is that during the Triassic period the Earth was colonized by the Great Ones. They were responsible for engineering various sub-species of humans to serve as slaves, but also imported other entities not native to Earth. There also the amphibious Yrrowaine who raid humans for mates, and the insectoid Slagborn and reptilian Dryth to contend with[1]. The idea is to have a setting where Lovecraft elements can be used in sword-and-planet and heroic fantasy stories. This isn’t exactly a new concept, and when reading through…

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