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OSSA POETICES: A CYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY, MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE POETIC FORMS, GENRES AND DEVICES by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 444 pages

From the works of the troubadours and trouvères of the 14th-century to those of the skalds and scops of the 6th, poetry has been written in Europe for a very long time. Within this volume Todd H. C. Fischer has gathered information on different poetic genres, forms and devices used across Europe during the early, medieval and Renaissance time periods. You may have heard of roundelays, madrigals, ballads, and—of course—sonnets in high school English class, but have you heard of hrynhent, leich, letrilla and zéjel? Mr. Fischer (who holds a double honours BA in English and Creative Writing) has made the study of medieval poetry a passion. He has scoured hundreds of volumes on medieval literature to here gather together information ranging from Anglo-Saxon versification to the obscure fatras of France. Most entries are illustrated by period examples, quoting works by Dante, Shakespeare, Marie de France, Raimbaut of Orange, and many others. Indices at the end of the volume allow easy cross referencing of entries by location and time period. Students of literature, lovers of poetry, and medieval re-creationists alike will find this volume essential.


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Fifty Years of Re-creating the Middle Ages: A History of the Society for Creative Anachronism by Steven Muhlberger / Finnvarr de Taahe, Trade Paperback, 48 pages

The Society for Creative anachronism, which started out essentially as a backyard party in the ‘60s, is now a world-wide organization with members in the tens of thousands. To mark the occasion of the Society's 50th anniversary in 2016, Steven Muhlberger was asked to write a history of the organization, from its fledgling days when hobbits and elves were not an uncommon sight, to recent times when much more emphasis is placed on historical accuracy. Dr. Muhlberger was uniquely qualified for this task. He is a professional historian with seven scholarly books to his name, and has a long and diverse experience in the SCA, where he is known as Duke Finnvarr de Taahe. Under that name he has been recognized for excellence in tournament combat, reigned twice as king, and been honored for high accomplishment in the arts and exceptional service to the organization. Dr. Muhlberger describes how the Society originated in the unique environment of California's Bay Area; how a combination of discontent and whimsical creativity led a small group of young people to stage a tournament and then found "the Current Middle Ages;" and how this movement grew to include, eventually, participants on every continent. This is the story of how 20th-century America produced one of its most interesting and popular historical hobbies. This volume is a must for anyone interested in the SCA and its origins, in medieval re-enactment and its connection to science-fiction and fantasy fandom, and in what has been called "inter-kingdom anthropology" – how the Society relates to the larger society around it.

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TALES FROM FROISSART: ON THE ROAD IN THE HUNDRED YEAR WAR by Steven Muhlberger, Trade Paperback, 104 pages

“I wrote all down, whether it was late or early, that posterity might have the advantage of it, for there is nothing like writing for the preservation of events.” Jean Froissart was a cleric, a poet and historian whose chief subject was the Hundred Years War. Froissart’s writings were very popular with readers in his own lifetime, and have been ever since. In this volume Steven Muhlberger, professor of history, has collected excerpts from Froissart’s Chronicles which will show you why Jean is known as "the Secretary of Chivalry."

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THE BADGER BROCCAN by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 96 pages

This volume collects most of the short stories that Colyne has written over his past ten years in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Tales include “Ghosts of Yule” (a SCAdian retelling of “A Christmas Carol”), “Duke Sir Bjornnson and the Ring”, “Mahault and the Magic Belt”, “Berend and the Bear”, and several others.


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WOLFEN ELEGY by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 88 pages

This volume collects most of the poetry that Fischer has written over his past ten years in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), including praise poems, children’s rhymes and elegies for the departed.

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TRILUS HISTORIUM by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 298 pages

This volume features almost 80 entries documenting the happenings of events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere (Ontario, Canadia) between the years 2001 and 2007. The entries are written in a variety of voices, as Colyne uses an array of personas to show his home kingdom from a variety of different perspectives. A must have for those interested in the history of the SCA itself.

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THE COMPENDIUM OF COLYNE by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 116 pages

THLaird Colyne Stewart (Todd Fischer) joined the SCA in February 2001 and has been writing about and for it since the get go. His articles, stories and poems have appeared in numerous publications across several kingdoms and he was—for a time—the Ealdormerean correspondent for SCA Today. He was the editor of Cry of the Wolf IV, has published numerous tomes for his canton, barony and kingdom (including local histories), and has served as a baronial bard. This volume collects most of the articles that Colyne has written over the past ten years, ranging in subject matter from medieval toilets to bestiaries, from the rules of medieval games to cooking a Yuletide feast.

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SEPTENTRIUS HISTORIUM by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 168 pages

This volume collects several publications written for the Barony of Septentria, a chapter within the SCA (a medieval recreation group). For more information about the SCA go to www.sca.org.

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A KNIGHT ON VIGIL by Finnvarr de Taahe, Trade Paperback, 32 pages

What does it mean to style oneself a knight in these modern times? Why do so many organizations bestow this warrior’s title on their best members? Why is the symbolism of knighthood so attractive? Finnvarr de Taahe, who has borne the rank of knight among medieval re-creationists for over four decades, has pondered long and hard on these questions. In this volume he offers his thoughts on why people want to be knights, on chivalry and the virtues, and on courtly love. This volume will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand the mindset of the medieval knight and use it as a guide to excellence.

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THE WOLF, THE WILDS, AND THE WILL (Kingdom of Ealdormere History Series) (Volume 1) by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 168 pages

The Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a world-wide living history club with members numbering in the tens of thousands. Within the SCA there are several “kingdoms”. One of these kingdoms, made up of most of Ontario, Canada, is known as Ealdormere. The people of this kingdom, who pride themselves as being from “the northlands”, have a long and proud history. This year, the SCA turns fifty years old, and as part of the celebrations, each kingdom was asked to write a history of its lands. In Ealdormere, this task fell to the Honourable Laird Colyne Stewart (otherwise known as author Todd H. C. Fischer). Through study of earlier histories, newsletters and discussions with founding members, Colyne has compiled this chronicle featuring many acts of dedication, service, prowess, valour, and honour.

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LION-WOLF OF EALDORMERE by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 56 pages

The Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a world-wide living history club with members numbering in the tens of thousands. Within the SCA the Honourable Laird Colyne Stewart (otherwise known as author Todd H. C. Fischer) has, over the past decade and a half, written many poems about the people and events that make up the Society. This follow up volume to Wolfen Elegy contains over two dozen poems written in several different medieval forms. From the German sprechspruch to the French kyrielle, from the Norse drótkvætt to the Irish amra, Colyne has tried his hand at several styles, attempting, in his way, to preserve the deeds of valour and honour he has witnessed over the years.

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FLORILEGIUM HISTORIARUM SEPTENTRIAE (Kingdom of Ealdormere History Series) (Volume 2) by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 252 pages

The Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a world-wide living history club with members numbering in the tens of thousands. Within the SCA there are several “kingdoms” and within these kingdoms are local groups known as baronies.. One of these baronies, made up of central Ontario, Canada, is known as Septentria. Septentria was the first barony to be formed in Ontario. The people of this barony, who pride themselves as being from “the heart of Ealdormere”, have a long and proud history. The Honourable Laird Colyne Stewart (otherwise known as author Todd H. C. Fischer) has, over the past decade and a half, written several histories of this barony, its peoples and their deeds. From the founding baroness, Gillian d’Uriel, up to the investiture of Dafydd and Mahhild, Colyne has collected many tales of Septentria’s past, presenting them in the form of period chronicles.

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THE DIALOGUE OF CHIVALRY OF SIR FINNVARR DE TAAHE by Finnvarr de Taahe, Trade Paperback, 52 pages

It began about two decades ago, at the Middlebridge, where members of the Middle Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism gathered to gossip and debate. The conversation turned sour as some began to complain that the ideals that the SCA claimed to stand for were no longer being observed.

Duke Finnvarr de Taahe was distressed. The complaining he was hearing seemed to be leading nowhere. He therefore challenged those present to think seriously about chivalry and peerage. How did people fall short of their ideals? How did others meet the high standards they set for themselves?

This challenge resulted in a classic discussion, which was recorded for posterity by Duke Finnvarr’s clerk, Etienne de l’Isle. Although things have changed within the SCA since the Dialogue took place, much remains the same, and the gathered wisdom of the participants, both famous and obscure, is still of interest for those who take the SCA experience seriously.


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THE BOOK OF THE ORDER OF CHIVALRY OF SIR NIGEL MACFARLANE by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 56 pages

Within the Society for Creative Anachronism, Duke Nigel MacFarlane, KSCA, has reigned as king twice in the Kingdom of Ealdormere and has been a knight for over a decade. Originally from the Middle Kingdom he now dwells in the northlands with his lady, Duchess Adrielle Kerrec, OP, OL, surrounded by their household of Arrochar. In this volume, Sir Nigel expounds on the nature of chivalry, with his words on the subject being transcribed by his squire, TH Laird Colyne Stewart (also known as Todd H. C. Fischer). Within you can read his thoughts on the virtues, pilgramages, the taking of dependents, and more.


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CARMINA EALDORMERIENSIS: 50 POEMS FOR 50 YEAR by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 118 pages

In 2016, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) celebrated its 50th anniversary. This medieval reenactment group has grown from a backyard party held in the 1960s to a worldwide club with tens of thousands of members. To mark this occasion, Todd H. C. Fischer (known in the SCA as the Honourable Laird Colyne Stewart) vowed to write fifty poems in the year leading up to the anniversary. Collected in this volume are all fifty of those poems, including footnotes and, when applicable, details about the medieval genres and/or forms the poems were written in. From skaldic verse of the Vikings, to the lieds of the Minniesingers, Colyne has herein captured several aspects of life within the SCA in as period a fashion as possible.


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A CANADIAN BESTIARY: A COLLECTION OF PEOPLE, PLACES AND BEASTIES FROM CANADIAN FOLKLORE, CRYPTOZOOLOGY, NATIVE RELIGION AND MYHOLOGY by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 218 pages

When it comes to folklore and mythology, what springs to mind are places like Greece, Romania, England and other European countries, with their stories and images of Gorgons and Cyclopes, Vampires, Dragons and Faeries... But what about Canada? Canada has a deep and varied folkloric heritage based upon the legends, myths and stories of the numerous Native nations who lived in Canada first, that were built upon by each successive wave of immigrants from all over the world. The French brought tales of flying canoes, the Devil, and little goblins who took horses out for joyrides; the Germans gave us conjure doctors; the Italians the weather controlling folletti; the Russians the household sprites called domivye... For more than ten years, amateur folklorist Todd H. C. Fischer has researched hundreds of creatures, monsters, strange locales, heroes and spirits from all across Canada, collecting them here, for the first time, in one comprehensive volume.

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of things gone mad by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 48 pages

In this volume you will find several of Fischer’s darker poems, including several based on a pantheon of evil deities called the New Ones.

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STEEDS OF AUTUMN: poetry by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 68 pages

A collection of Todd H. C. Fischer's early poetry.

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HOME TO ROOST by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 236 pages

A collection of connected short stories chronicling the adventures of Canadian government agents battling supernatural forces.


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CHRISTMAS STALKINGS: STRANGE TALES OF CHRISTMAS by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 100 pages

A collection of strange Christmas tales ranging from an Arthurian version of Santa Claus to an elf who makes a pact with evil forces to lay waste on Santa's workshop.


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THINGS YET UNDREAMED by Todd H. C. Fischer, Trade Paperback, 220 pages

A collection of Todd H. C. Fischer's tales inspired by the Old Gent of Providence (H.P. Lovecraft), including the stories "Old Idols", "A Drink at Shub's", "Dunn's Point", and many, many more. With an introduction by Ian Rogers (author of "The Ash Angels").

THE OTHER VOICE by K. D. Miller
Trade Paperback, 140 Pages

The OTHER Voice by K. D. Miller, available through createspace and amazon.com from Stonebunny Press
The OTHER Voice is a collection of stories that hover on the threshold between innocence and corruption, secrets and revelations, sanity and madness. When evil makes an appearance, it is the kind that, in the words of W.H. Auden “shares our bed and eats at our own table.”

A young woman searches for the moral link between herself and a notorious murderess. A fatal accident destroys the innocence of a child who witnesses its aftermath. An elderly Titanic survivor has built a life of lies which threatens to collapse when the submerged wreck is discovered. A woman’s fragile sanity is shattered by a move to a socially claustrophobic rural community. These and other scenarios are guaranteed to produce Emily Dickinson’s “zero at the bone.”

The OTHER Voice is indeed a departure for author K.D. Miller, but one that reflects a lifelong attraction to the eldritch, the disturbing and the dark.
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BLUE CITY by Dale Percy
Trade Paperback, 100 Pages

'Blue City' by Dale Percy, available through createspace and amazon.com from Stonebunny Press
Blue City

A place so real
It doesn't exist
Except everywhere

Where perception meets imagination...

From down in the street, to high in the sky and places not yet known - Dale Percy offers you a suite of Jazz Poetry, set to the tune of your heart's desire.

Where the song is never the same way twice ...

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DEADSTOCK by Ian Rogers
Trade Paperback, 78 Pages

Deadstock by Ian Rogers, available through lulu, createspace and amazon.com from Stonebunny Press
"...what happened to them is about as close to killin' as day is to night. Those steers was ripped to pieces."

No one knows who or what is killing the cattle at Groom ranch, but Sam Dryden, with his supernatural greenwood gun, and Raisy, with her ‘deck’ of knives, are determined to find out. What they discover is more horrifying than either of them ever dreamed, and the secret may be one that takes them to the grave.

Seasoned with a dash of horror and a pinch of sci-fi, Deadstock is a tasty dish just waiting to be devoured.

Deadstock is Ian Rogers’ first foray into the wilds of the Weird West.

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