From November 2012 to November 2014, your Humble Narrator devoted much of this blog to a chapter-by-chapter takedown of Sterling Lanier's campy, under-appreciated science-fantasy classic, Hiero's Journey. For those just discovering this timeless treasure of online criticism, and for those wanting to re-read the whole series (and the voices in my head tell me you're out there), I offer herewith a hyper-linked* table of contents:
Chapter One: Welcome to the seventy-fifth century. Also, Gorm the Bear bites evil S'nerg in the jahooblies.
Chapter Two: Flashback, with water weasels.
Chapter Three: Hiero's mutant foes have evil toys.
Chapter Three, Cont.: The Dweller in the Mist offers Hiero Unspeakable Sexytime
Chapter Four: A damsel-in-distress turns out to be an early draft of Foxy Brown.
Chapter Five: Luchare tells her story. Plus, the EUMs return, this time with a lightning gun.
Chapter Six: We spare a little pity for Chee-Chowk, the Hairy Howler Red Shirt.
Chapter Seven: There will be ruins, and giant lampreys.
Chapter Eight: In which we learn that the Catholic priesthood has changed a bit by the 75th century.
Chapter Eight, Cont.: Enter Aldo and his giant fish.
Chapter Nine: Brother Aldo brings out Captain Gimp. Lanier piles on the action scenes.
Chapter Nine, Cont.: Hiero and the Gimp trade insults with some pirates.
Chapter Ten: Ohio has become some sort of giant mutant nature preserve.
Chapter Ten, Cont.: Of necessity, there are dryads.
Chapter Eleven: The House has a good leer in Hiero's brain.
Chapter Eleven, Cont.: The Going Rate is one golden torc. Also, our gang finds a mysterious bunker.
Chapter Twelve: Your humble narrator has an Infocom flashback. Will he be eaten by a grue?
Chapter Twelve, Concluded: Hiero plays Last Man Standing.
Afterword: Is HJ the first draft of D&D?
* Boy, there's a term I never see anymore. Yr. Hbl. Narr. is getting old.