Phenomenal Stories, Vol. 2, No. 5
Phenomenal Stories #09 features the classic story, `The Dark Eidolon' by one of the Weird Tales Big Three, Clark Ashton Smith, as well as the final installment of Richard H. Nilsen's fantasy serial, `The Book of Power.' Dunces & Dragons continues its exhausted and exhaustive adventures of put-upon reporter/columnist J.D. Hayes-Canell, known endearingly as Intrepid, as he navigates Isengard and gets his own intern! Richard H. Nilsen's column, The Write Stuff, is designed to help novice writers out there to get writing. This installment focuses upon classic side characters as a means of story telling for writers. Future parts will go into other specifics to help the budding writer write. The editor takes a look back at a still relevant novel from legendary science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke. Phenomenal Stories is a modern-day tribute to the science fiction/horror/fantasy/speculative pulp magazines of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.