Monday, September 28, 2009

New LCL Printed Title!

Paranormal investigator Richard Senate joins the LCL stable of authors with this thrilling airship adventure! Available here now!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Book Coming Soon From LCL!

I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of ghost hunter Richard Senate's first novel, The Flight of the Hercules -- an airship adventure in the classic tradition.

We will announce how to purchase this novel very soon...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

LCL Publisher on Kevin Smith Tonight!

I am the guest on The Kevin Smith Show tonight, 7-9PM PST. This is not the movie director. It's the show on paranormal phenomena and UFOs and such. The topics will cover my ley line research and knowledge. Specifically, we will be discussing how this phenomena is related to my current research that will be revealed in the book I am writing, as well as other associated topics.

Listen In!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

LCL Will Be At COMIC CON 2009!

Just two weeks from this day, the LCL expeditionary entourage will be arriving by rail in San Diego for this year's Comic Con! It's our biggest group yet, with 12 total. We'll be staying in Mission Valley and two magazine correspondents will be covering the events: 'Real Life Adventure' columnists CRAIG GUGGOLZ and BRIAN MEYERS will be doing a big article for the next issue of LCL, with plenty of photos.

LCL has been at Comic Con since 2004. We look forward to it every year. If you're going to the Con this year and would like to meet up, just reply here or send me an email and we'll figure out where and when. We'll be there all four days, and Wednesday night. We also hang out downtown in the evenings. We always meet up with Con friends at Dick's on Friday or Saturday night, Hooters another night and this year we'll be gathering at The Tilted Kilt one night, as well. Of course, we can always meet up in the convention center during the day.

I have pulled out some photos from past cons... Me with Aria Giovanni in 2004...Gorilla soldiers from 'Planet of the Apes' in 2007... My son Austin and his friend Cody in 2006 in our downtown Marriott Suite... Sierra, 2005's LCL 'Miss Adventure' in promo art in her costume for the Con... 2009 Con correspondent and 'Real Life' columnist Craig Guggolz and I in the field in 2008. This year we will have a lot more photos in issue #17.

Looking forward to it!

LCL 16 Available, Of Course

Ooops! Thought I announced this here already!

LCL #16

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

LCL June/July Issue Coming Soon!

I'm working on the next issue of the magazine. This one features articles on a classic adventure movie series and an amusement park icon, as well as the usual great fiction. I must humbly reveal that one of the short stories is my own -- actually being published under my own name this time! -- so I hope you'll give it a read. There will also be the usual nutty fun.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Comic Con 2009

Yep, LCL will represent adventure lovers once again at this year's event!

Hopefully there will be plenty for us to appreciate. We'll naturally do a feature article in LCL Magazine in the late summer issue. Since the Con officials don't release a schedule until much closer to the event, there's no way of knowing specifically what adventure-related media will be featured, if any. However, LCL will be attending and ferreting out whatever there is of interest to fans of the genre.

Personally, I love the damned thing. Been going with my son since 2004 and it became our annual without-fail event together (along with an obligatory trip to Disneyland and several movies, among the usual dad/son stuff). It has also become more than just the event, too. Half the reason for going is the gang that goes along and seeing friends we generally only see at the Con every year. This year, our group includes myself, my son Austin, his best friend Cody and their high school buddy Kieran. Additionally, we'll have my nephew who's becoming a talented artist himself. We'll spend the whole day at the Con, but that's just half of it. In the evenings there is dinner at Hooters one night, then Dick's another. There are usually two or three movies opening that week that we'll see, and then laughing our asses off about something back in the room.

If anyone reading this is attending, speak up and maybe we can meet up. If you haven't been, I recommend attending at least once. I'm usually not so fond of mass humanity that I want to be anywhere near a crowd, but this event is one of my very few exceptions. The size of it is part of the experience. The location is great, near some really excellent restaurants and drinking establishments in the Gaslamp. Transpo is easy with the trolley service, assuming you're not lucky enough to get a room downtown. We had a downtown room in '06 and damn was that convenient.

Last year's Con resulted in some good contacts, especially two artists and two comics characters that have been featured in the magazine since. I'm hoping to make even more in order to punch things up. I want to make some big changes with LCL Mag starting ASAP and hopefully this summer's Comic Con will contribute to that.

Is anyone going this year?

I hope you've had a chance to see the new issue of LCL Magazine available at the new link!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

LCL Magazine Spring 2009 Issue Now Available at NEW Web Page!

The new issue is finally available for FREE download, as usual -- and at the new web page!

Go HERE for your FREE LCL Magazine!

We had a glitch but now it's fixed and everything's working fine!

Monday, May 11, 2009

LCL Spring Issue Coming This Week!

That's right! I'm almost done with the issue and will be releasing it this week for your enjoyment.

Check out some of the artwork featured in this month's issue. The artist is Reed Chappell, our spotlight artist this issue.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Working on the Magazine!

The Apr/May issue will be released soon! I've been putting it together and I think you'll like it. This month, we continue FLIGHT OF THE HERCULES, offer a new western from BILL CRAIG, and a classic tale of the macabre by SOMERSET MAUGHAM. Also this issue, the HERCULES segment will feature illustrations by artist REED CHAPPELL! And of course, there will be the usual good stuff.

I'll announce when the issue is posted and available...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Col Fawcett and Z

I thought you might enjoy this photo of Colonel Percy Fawcett shortly before he vanished.

You can read more about the book Lost City of Z in this Telegraph article.

This is the man Pitt will reportedly portray, for those unfamiliar with him. I recommend you also read Lost Trails, Lost Cities by Bryan Fawcett and the book by
Ian Fleming's brother Peter Fleming, Brazilian Adventure, about his own search for Colonel Fawcett.

Great stuff!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Been Out of Commission...

... with a terrible cold virus that knocked me off my feet for a couple of days and hasn't gone away entirely.

But I'll be making more posts this week!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Next Installment of Tropic of Despair Posted

If you enjoyed the first installment of the adventure novel by E A Guest & F Marion Crawford, the next seven chapters have been posted. This is a reading by E A Guest and is for mature audiences.
Tropic of Despair Audio Book

(New uploads take a few minutes to show up, so if you go there right after I posted this, give it a few if you don't see it)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

North Pole Adventure

The author makes a good point here, that whether they actually made it or not, they still deserve credit for going: Peary and the Pole

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Nice Catch

I was in that post-breakfast, late Saturday morning groove when I found The Wind And The Lion starting on TCM. That means no commercial breaks, a steady stream of adventure buzz. It was the perfect bridge between morning and afternoon and set my day righteously. I thought of places I've been (northeast Africa, Afghanistan, Jordan), and horizons yet to cross. I recalled the smell of guns and the buzz of the propellers, nights in Tashkent, days in Kabul.
But most of all, beautiful ladies I have known and loved and the exotic terrain of that experience.

Yeah, adventure.

The Wind And The Lion on a Saturday morning.

Nice catch.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Solomon Kane Appetizer

Here's a couple of links, should you not have seen them already...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tropic of Despair Read by Author

Hi everyone, I thought you might enjoy my podcast: lostcontinentlibrarys Podcast

- - Walter

David Grann on Colbert Report

David Grann, author of the Lost City of Z was interviewed on The Colbert Report. It's short, but you can put a face to the name and it's cool to see adventure get some coverage. That's what happens when Brad Pitt stars in the movie of your book!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cover Art For April/May LCL Magazine!

The next issue is being put together and here is a preview of the cover art.
I'll announce a preview of the contents in two weeks!

Having Fun

I was goofing around with Photoshop tonight...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Classic Adventure in Our Time

I caught the end of a doc (20 minutes or so) on the legendary lost cities topic associated with Brazil. In this documentary, they naturally took the position that the Spanish explorers were exaggerating grass and mud structures essentially painted white (with mud). They also cited the deaths related to disease brought over by the Europeans and their evil colonialism, of course.

Personally, I am a diffusionist who believes in the possibility that civilization was as advanced here as it was anywhere else in the remote past. I do not buy that the Middle East, aka Sumeria and the Fertile Crescent, or India, or Egypt is necessarily where civilization began. There is growing evidence that civilization may have started in the Americas and spread there, or ventured there -- thus the Amerindian ancestors were just as colonial as anyone else.

My point is that I do not believe exploration and colonization are automatically bad concepts, because not all explorers or colonists were murderous thieving bastards as contemporary history likes to paint them. Western society (particularly in the US) of the past fifty years has experienced a feminizing trend and a few generations have now grown up under this social influence. The female of the species is generally the nest builder and thus values hearth and home over wandering and exploration, so naturally there are young scholars whose view of history reflects this influence. I argue that people under such an influence would logically condemn exploration and colonization, resulting in seeing only the bad in those two human enterprises. It is like during the eras when the masculine/wandering/hunting influence was stronger in society and they rarely if ever saw the bad things that happened during the age of exploration and colonialism. The problem is not the values of nesting nor the values of exploration/colonialization -- the problem is the tendency to throw the baby out with the bath water. Another issue is we live in the era of not holding individuals accountable, thus specific bad explorers/colonizers are not singled out, all are condemned. The truth is, the world has mostly benefitted from exploration and colonization and there will always be assholes among the ranks of any group.

The documentary touched a bit on Col Fawcett, without drawing any conclusion on his fate. They did speak with a local native whose historical oral archive is adamant that they do not know what happened to Fawcett. I find that interesting because one might think they would offer the most down-to-earth explanation first, being residents of the jungle and knowing its dangers intimately.

I bring this up because it is an interesting era in which to be classic adventure fans. Much of the genre we love found its identity in the age of exploration and colonial eras. That is one big reason why I am dedicated to preserving this great genre because there are generations missing out on wonderful literature and movies. I am no apologist. The human race is not the scourge of the Earth. Exploration is our greatest calling and is the best source of adventure entertainment.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Just Adventure

As fun as 'high adventure' is, I'd like to remind all us fans that there are a lot of 'just adventure' films out there that are just as great in their own right. I don't know about you, but most of my collection in the genre is made up of these movies.

Now, some people might not classify Legend of the Lost as an adventure film, because the past ten years have seen the rise of 'super-action' and digital mania, thus presenting all adventure movies with an increasing emphasis on machine-gun rapid, choreographically obsessed action imagery. Legend of the Lost is an adventure movie, though, if only for its setting and basic plot: a man is searching for the fate of his father who was seeking an ancient lost city in the Sahara Desert. Sounds a bit like the upcoming Col Fawcett movie to me. Indeed, John Wayne and Rossano Brazzi (wearing a pith helmet!) journey through the hazards of the North African desert with tagalong Sophia Loren and do reach the lost city. Another fine example of the 'just adventure' movie is Mountains of the Moon, based on the true story of Sir Richard Burton and John Speke and their search for the source of the Nile. Nope, there's no ultra-cool martial arts posturing between Patrick Bergin and Delroy Lindo here, just excellent acting and a fascinating story.

One reason I love these movies so much may be that I've traveled extensively. Travel can be one of those things in real life that is truly movie-worthy. Real life adventuring can be as well. The point is, most of even the greatest real-life adventures were not wall-to-wall action a mile a minute and yet they still can make some of the best adventure movies. Take Zulu. There's a movie that most of the young moviegoers today just would not tolerate -- and they'd miss out. This movie tells the tale of Roarke's Drift where about a hundred British soldiers (a dozen who won the Victoria's Cross) hold off a seige of a thousand or more Zulu warriors. This movie takes the time to set up the situation and the characters before it begins the standoff. There is not the endless barrage of 'action music' and there isn't the annoying requisite posturing we see in today's film. Zulu has a pace that is real. Much like travel. Not every single moment must be tension-intensive to be enjoyable. Just being there can be an adventure in itself. Getting there certainly can be. I remember every time I went to Kabul, I had to take a small propellor-driven aircraft over the Hindu Kush to get there. Ask the white-knuckling newbies if it didn't feel like adventure when the plane hit turbulence over the jagged icy peaks (every time because it's unavoidable). If you've ever had to experience a 'combat landing' in a Twotter to land in Iraq because of the threat of anti-aircraft weaponry, you've experienced adventure. But it's also adventure to take the horse or camel ride into and throughout the ruins of the valley of Petra,
or to pull on your backpack and hike into your local mountains for the weekend. Those who have done such things can appreciate 'just adventure' movies.

Among my favorites are The Tiger of Eschpanur and its companion The Indian Tomb. You have to realize that the classics The Man Who Would Be King and The Wind and The Lion are also 'just adventures', as are Gunga Din, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and She. One of many reasons why Raiders of the Lost Ark remains the best Indy movie is because it is the most physically realistic of the series. Not necessarily in what is being depicted but in how, and that makes all the difference. It's usually (not always, for you stick-in-the-asses reading this) this element of presentation that is a difference between today's 'high adventure' (more like spastic adventure) and 'just adventure'. It's that you CAN believe Indy could pull off the under-the-truck maneuver more than the Mutt-straddling-two-jeeps-while-expertly-fencing-gag because Raiders took the time to present something unlikely in a physically believable way whereas the latter film relied on the digital cartooning we've come to expect. (I argue that if they had taken the time to do that shot physically, it would have been a lot cooler). The difference between the adventure film styles today is like the difference between a novel and a comic book. Both are good, depending upon what you're in the mood for, but some think everything should be a comic book.

I urge those who haven't to take some time occasionally and watch a 'just adventure' film. Try any of the above mentioned films and also films like The Island at the Top of the World, In Search of the Castaways or any of the Sinbad movies. Cinema seems to be the only art form wherein many of those who enjoy it want to throw away its history. That would be a shame for the adventure genre because the overwhelming majority of its best achievements predate the last thirty years. Fortunately, we have projects like Lost City of Z to look forward to, showing there is hope for the future of the genre.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I'm still trying to figure out how to allow your comments to show up without having to click on the comments word icon thingy. As soon as I do, your comments will hopefully show up automatically.
But I am approving them. At the moment, you have to click on something to see them.

Indy a Fiasco?

In the article, Brad Pitt's 'The Lost City of Z' Gets Cooking by Monika Bartyzel Dec 10th 200, she referred to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls as a 'fiasco'.

Though there was some getting used to the first Indy film in nearly twenty years, and there were a couple of bumpy moments (the duck-jeep in the tree was too much, Indy's fridge flight was questionable and Jr's sword fight straddle drew a mild cringe), I didn't think the movie was a fiasco in any way. The moments most fans questioned were mere moments and not enough to ruin the movie. Sure, I had my critique, which you can read in the June 2008 issue of LCL, but I liked the movie. It's still better than Temple of Doom in many ways -- though I admit I have learned to be more forgiving to TOD(Indy)* over the years. Indy and the KCS is a good movie. None of the sequels top Raiders, but few movies in general top that one.

I'm curious what you all think on this topic...

* = TOD(Indy) is my way of distinguishing from how I refer to my own novel (as E A Guest) Tropic of Despair which I often refer to as TOD.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

LCL Magazine Feb/March 2009 Now Available!

The new issue is posted and available, free as usual!
If you have read it already, please take a moment to give a rating and review at Lulu!

Use the link to the right or just click here!

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Features in LCL Magazine

I'm trying some new things to liven up the magazine this issue.

You will notice when you go to the Adventure Cinema DVD reviews there are now links to previews of the movie being reviewed. After this page is the new Adventure Theater page, featuring video links to two classic adventure films. Also, one of the feature articles provides links to a film in its entirety! Finally, Real Life has gone 'live', as well, featuring an audio interview of David Hatcher Childress.

You'll really like this issue, I believe! Worth the wait!

New Podcast!

I'm going to try my hand at a podcast!

The theme will be a mix of Lost Continent Library and my interests in strange things. I'll likely do two per week, and two of those per month will be LCL related, i.e. adventure entertainment, etc.
I am already registered on the podcast site and as soon as I have the first one produced, I'll announce and link it here.

The new issue is being sewn together right now. Some software incompatibilities prevented me from finishing that final task before uploading. As soon as it's up, I'll let you know!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

LCL Mag Feb/March Just An Inch Away!

Whew! I finally finished the issue. I'll be sewing all the elements together and converting it into a PDF on Monday. Once that's done, it'll be posted and available.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

LCL Feb/March 2009

I'm working away at getting the issue together. Allow me to share the contents with you:

Feature articles on the adventure film High Road To China and the history of the pith helmet.

Fiction from Richard Senate, Teel. James Glenn, and a third piece that may be another new one.

Reviews of DVDs with links to previews! Beer review, pictorial, and the usual fun.

It's on the way...

Monday, March 9, 2009

LCL Feb March Issue Almost Here!

I know, I know! Boy is this one taking forever!

Here's a little preview on the content in the upcoming issue...

THE FLIGHT OF THE HERCULES is an LCL exclusive: the FIRST fiction by seasoned ghost hunter RICHARD SENATE!

THE FACE OF FEAR is a really cool tale from Teel. James Glenn, new to our pages and very worthy!

Trust me, the new issue IS coming!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Preview of Cover Art for Feb/March Issue

Here's a look at the cover of the upcoming issue...

Next LCL Issue On the Way!

The Feb/March issue of LCL is being worked. A bunch of stuff is done and I'm waiting for some artwork and fiction. I'm enjoying the movie reviews this month especially. Also, I'm livening up the mag a bit with some cool new features.

Look for it sometime around next weekend (hopefully)!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

No, Really It's True!

OK, yeah, I know.

The comment function is now actually working. Really, this time.

Friday, February 20, 2009


If some of you have been trying to comment and were unsuccessful, I may have had the settings wrong. I have corrected that, so feel free to comment!

LCL Feb/March Issue Stuff

I'm looking forward to the upcoming issue as much as you are.

Richard Senate, well known ghost-hunting author, will debut his new classic adventure novel -- and artist Reed Chappell is providing some illustrations for it.

Reed is featured in an interview this issue, as well. He is currently touring some top art shows in the southeast and just commenced a portrait for a movie star. We'll let him talk about that in the interview. I met Reed through Wm Michael Mott while at last year's Comic Con.

I'll be posting some more preview hints before the issue is released. I'm especially looking forward to this month's Grog 'n Brew review, as this coming issue's selection is by a brewery right down the road from me.

I invite everyone/anyone to write to LCL and I'll post it (and answer any questions, if you have any...) in the mag.

More to follow...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meanderings on Classic Cinema

I like old movies. I especially enjoy old adventure movies.


Mainly because I have always been attentive to history. The past holds lessons that we can still learn from. I'm not so enamored of anything in our times that I am comfortable with forsaking everything that has come before. Sure, some people cling to nostalgia more than they probably should. Let's face it, I know I'd rather go to a dentist in our times than in the early 20th Century. It has also been really damned cool to see men walk on the Moon. There are indeed some things better in our times than in the past.

But there were some things better in the past than in our times.

Elegance, for one. I personally appreciate the 18th Century in general style. I love the Victorian Era into the early 20th century Edwardian Era. Even when styles became streamlined in the 1920s, art deco still possessed an elegance of its own. Clothes, architecture, even a simple water fountain in Paris or a soda counter in Kansas City showed great style. Horse drawn carriages are wonderful things, and automobiles for the first sixty years or so of the 20th Century were equal in distinction in their own way.

Cinema especially. I have said and say again here, 80% of the best movies ever produced were made by 1975. That's right, I'm essentially slamming the generation that has run Hollywood for the past 34 years. For all the promise they show, they really should have produced a lot more truly classic and great films than they have. I attribute it to too much weed or something. This is the generation that had to buck the 'ole man', their fathers of the WW2 generation. Hell of a job they did, too. They managed to take an industry the ole man's generation greatly created and grandly built and turn it into a money-obsessed machine that cranks out pop fart -- in an era with the most advanced film technology. Imagine what their fathers could have done with digital imagery and THX sound. Look at what the sons have done with it. George Lucas regularly ruins his earlier better work with 'enhancements'. And the politics are far heavier now than in the 'ole man's' time. Thank God for the independent revolution. The best thing the Hollywood masters of the past four decades ever did was creating the means by which better filmmakers and smarter generations will replace them.

Pardon the digression. The subject is a passion of mine. I love movies.

Several years back, I got into the classics deeper than ever because money was tight and for a six month period I could only afford to check movies out from the library. That was when I truly discovered how great were The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, King Solomon's Mines, Gunga Din, and many others. It was the decade of my life when I was first delving into archeological interests, as well as ancient mysteries and such things. Here were movies that reflected these interests, made by filmmakers who shared a sense of adventure with their viewers. I believe that's key to the success of these old films -- execution as much as box-office appeal.

The filmmakers of the old era were closer to an adventurous past than we are today, to be honest. A lot of early Hollywood stunt men had actually lived in the Wild West. Several directors and writers had experienced exploration of then unknown corners of the globe. Many of these filmmakers had gone to war in times when soldiers still carried fighting blades, rode horses and saw the eyes of their opponent. The early decades of filmmaking had a touchstone reference to the daring pioneer days of aviation, polar exploration and the first submarines. These were eras in which boys were expected to become men earlier than in our times. Hell, these were eras in which boys were allowed to become men, not hindered by the chains of maternal fear and loathing of their masculinity. No wonder the adventure films are generally better than ours today, the men making those films personally understood what they were presenting-- it was not merely nostalgia for Merian C Cooper, it was his real life. John Huston knew and admired the sort of men who inspired or even populated his material. John Milius is probably the only one in our times who truly gets it (And why in the living hell has he not delivered more than he has? His asshole peer group, that's why. They've blocked his path.)

Even the somewhat obscure films are often more enjoyable than today's 'best'. I'd rather watch The Sea Chase than any of the Mummy films of the past ten years (and I like #1 and #3). Earlier today, Moulin Rouge was on TCM -- the 1958 Jose Ferrer version. It was infinitely more interesting to me than Baz Lurman's take. Don't get me wrong, I loved the visual style of Lurman's -- the first minutes are brilliant as a movie watching experience. The rest of it was just, well, not as interesting (though, it was the last time Nicole Kidman was truly beautiful). Jose Ferrer's version kept me on the couch watching. That is what matters most with a movie. I find John Wayne compelling to watch outside of westerns and war movies, interestingly. There's a movie I've enjoyed for ten years that I haven't bothered to find the title of, starring Clark Gable as a merchant sea skipper. It's just compelling and it's not even a high adventure film.

Maybe it's that I'm a history buff, to some degree. Maybe I'm just charmed by styles of a different era. I use a shave brush and soap, rather than cream from a can. I use Clubman products like Lilac Vegetal and Bay Rum. I wear French cuff dress shirts. I don't chop my hair off in the Spartacus pop trend of today (The last few time I was working in Afghanistan, I refused to grow the de rigeur goatee so many of the other wannabes sprouted to 'blend in'. Unless you're on one of the teams doing the real commando work over there, your goatee is what it is. The silly affectation of boys desperate to be considered one of the men. The first time I went, I already had a beard.) I like my Ruger Vaquero 45 as much for its style as its power, and I carry it in a western style leather holster. I prefer stout to light beer. Beef will always be part of my diet. Wine with traditional labels catches my eye (but it still must pass the taste test!). I have also come to a taste for women in retro style clothing (God, I love the ladies into the Victorian fashion culture, being a fan of the gothic tastes). It is just as much these subtle appreciations as it is the big high adventure of the past. I just feel comfortable with these things and like to read and write under their influence.

Why is Disney's Twenty Thousand Leagues so beloved? Because, quite frankly, the design of the Nautilus and Captain Nemo's world is so cool and believable in that version compared to others, not to mention its still the very best cinematic execution of that story, bar none. Why is Gunga Din so incredibly perfect and awesome? Just watch it and you'll see, if you have eyes for it. Why is the original King Kong what it is? Because the men who made it understood firsthand what the genre means to its core audience, they lived it. These three movies are so great because they do not apologize to anyone for being what they are. Not one of the characters in these films apologize for being men on an adventure. There's no namby-pamby 'I'm not going into space with ET because I'll miss my mother' crap. Douglas Fairbanks Jr does not apologize for setting his would-be controlling sweetheart straight when he has to go save his friend from certain doom. Carl Denham expects Ann Darrow to be up to the challenge and Jack Driscoll still goes after the woman he loves even without a team of commandos backing him up. The bottom line with films like these is that they are shamelessly inspiring and encouraging to the boys of every age in the audience.

Anyway, those are some of the reasons I love old adventure movies.

Update on Next Issue

Hey all,

I've decided that the next issue will be our first two-month issue. But that doesn't mean we're going bi! Nope, we'll continue to be a monthly after the Feb-March issue.

My new business (I'm a licensed PI and am opening my new firm this month) has kept me busy in the establishment phase. Now that we're this far into February, I've decided to just give myself two more weeks and do a single bi-monthly issue. It's entirely for my convenience.

The Feb-March issue will be released around the beginning of March -- and this will put the release dates back in line with the beginning of each month. I will also have more time to bring some great new authors to you. Several authors have submitted and more have requested guidelines. This excites me because the fiction is very important to me. One of my original goals was to bring new fiction to the reading public.

So look for the Feb/March issue in a couple of weeks. It'll be a collectors edition!

Monday, February 9, 2009

LCL Mag February Issue

February 2009 will likely be released around the 18th (give or take a few days). I'm already running two pieces of new fiction from living authors in this one and getting even more submissions. I'll post the cover art here first when it's ready.

LCL Magazine 2009!

Welcome to the new Lost Continent Library blog!

Here is where I'll be announcing release of the monthly issues and discussing related topics with readers and fans.

The January 2009 issue of LCL is now available at: Lost Continent Library Magazine

LCL Magazine was moved to the new site in order to take advantage of space I already had and to promote some other LCL items. Also, we wanted to clear some space on Mike Mott's site! Mike was very gracious our first year for letting LCL use his space and we thank him profusely.

LCL Magazine is still FREE!!! So please don't let the new URL discourage you! You can download it there just as free as you did from Mike's site (

Looking forward to hearing from you all!!!

Walter Bosley