Cimmerian readers have been well aware of the passing of fantasist David Gemmell (1948-2006). In V3n10 I published an article by Cimmerian blogger Steve Tompkins called “Dog-Brothers,” that went a long way toward demonstrating how simpatico the author of Legend and thirty other fantasy bestsellers was with the work of Robert E. Howard.
Now Steve has contributed to another, longer tribute to Gemmell, this one available online. Head on over to the Black Gate website and read “David Gemmell: An Appreciation” by Tompkins and Wayne McLaurin. Black Gate is currently edited by Howard Jones, a noted Harold Lamb scholar and a good friend of REH as well. Those of you who read the World Fantasy Convention coverage in V3n11 heard all about Jones sticking up for Two-Gun on a WFC panel. Nice to see him also doing his part to honor David Gemmell at Black Gate.