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So Conan and Elric Walk Into a Bar, by Matt Stover

So Conan and Elric Walk Into a Bar, by Matt Stover

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A Suvudu Cage-Match short story, by author Matt Stover.
A Suvudu Cage-Match short story, by author Matt Stover.

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Published by: Random House Publishing Group on Apr 27, 2012
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David Davis added this note
Wonderful, Matt. Thoroughly enjoyable, and four of my favorite characters sharing a table!!
Alexander Case added this note
That was a work of beauty.
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That was insanely brilliant.
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Awesome!
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