Episode 3.5 ‘Cold Light’ — “Showdown at the Sebbei Corral” with special guest Oliver Brackenbury

Art Horned Troll by Nick Bantok

Cold Light
First Appearance: Death Angel’s Shadow, Warner Paperback Library, 1973
Translations: German (1979) Italian (1992)
(Warning: Sexual assault and suicide are discussed in this episode.)

In this episode, we continued our Dark Crusade through Death Angel’s Shadow with the Kane story “Cold Light.” Jonathan and I were excited to have screenwriter and author Oliver Brackenbury join us for the discussion.

In addition to his writing, Brackenbury is also the host to two separate podcasts — Unknown Worlds of the Merril Collection and So I’m Writing a Novel . . . The latter podcast features author interviews and details Brackenbury’s journey writing his own Sword and Sorcery novel. Late last year, I had the chance to sit down with Brackenbury on his show and discuss Karl Edward Wagner and Kane. The episode was posted this week on his website, which you can find here.

Next episode we’ll finish our coverage of Death Angel’s Shadow with the vampiric tale “Mirage.”

Hosts: Jordan Douglas Smith and Jonathan Gelatt
Guest: Oliver Brackenbury
Theme Music: F. N. York

Oliver Brackenbury
So I’m Writing A Novel . . .

Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword and Sorcery by Brian Murphy
DCC: Empire of the East
Howard Andrew Jones
“Thoughts on Karl Edward Wagner’s ‘Cold Light'” by Jon Zaremba

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3 thoughts on “Episode 3.5 ‘Cold Light’ — “Showdown at the Sebbei Corral” with special guest Oliver Brackenbury”

  1. I’m about the 45-minute mark and you are speculating whether the seemingly immortal Kane can kill himself to relieve his dreadful ennui. According to the “lore,” Kane is immortal until he is ‘slain by the violence he unleashed on the world by murdering his brother.’ (paraphrasing from “Reflections for the Winter of my Soul,” I believe; don’t have my books with me here at the office.)

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