Lytherus Has Arrived: Announcing Our Scifi, Fantasy, Horror Blog

We’ve been teasing for over a year… and are now very excited to announce that Lytherus, our new fantasy, scifi, and horror blog is now live!

Lytherus was founded as a response to the lack of quality scifi/fantasy/horror blogs on the ‘net catering to true fans of the wildly popular cult genres. While multiple brilliant web destinations cater to specific genres and fringe content, no blog or news resource has truly managed to package it all together into an enjoyable, fun-to-read experience. We’re here to fill that void.

Lytherus aims to provide news, reviews, editorials, and guest contributions ranging from the familiar to the bizarre. Our dedicated staff of fans, consumers, industry insiders, and true “geeks” will discuss any topic that appeals to us and our visitors. We will also frequently feature articles written by guest contributors from the various industries, including (but never limited to) authors, editors, screenplay writers, directors, game developers, viral marketers, industry “insiders”, and more. You’ll soon learn to expect the unexpected from Lytherus, and it’s exactly that which puts us above and beyond those other guys.

Shur’tugal will be hosting a collapsible top bar on the main page of the website which displays the five most recent headlines from Lytherus. In addition, Shur’tugal will periodically offer an editorial which highlights some of the best articles over on Lytherus as a way to show our readers what’s going on in the zone! (Shur’tugal is now considered a sub-site of our new Lytherus network.)

Over the next week, Lytherus will be running a series of holiday recommendation guides for books, movies, TV shows, and comics — all which we recommend checking out if you’re looking for more fantasy, scifi, and horror content to add to your wishlist or buy for friends! We will also be running a series of amazing giveaways, including autographed books, video games, and more. On December 2nd, Lytherus will be home to author Henry Neff’s blog tour stop!

So what are you waiting for? Plug in to the Lytherus machine and begin consuming, chief!
  • Fwacha!Dragonrider180

    Can we recommend our other favorite books to be on Lytherus, and if so, here on shurtugal or on the website itself?
    I’ve got a lot of fantasy books to recommend 🙂
    Also I thought it be cool to interview the artist dude (can’t remember his first name, but know part of his name is Palancar).

    • Adilas

      John Palencar i think. Wait ill go get the book……. John Jude Palencar, His drawings/paintings are amazing!

  • Adilas

    Mike, one question. Whats going to happen to shurtugal when the inheritance cycle finishes?

    • It will be converted into a website which covers all of Christophers past and future novels.

      • Adilas

        Cool, because i want to be a video game designer and so i might make an mmorpg where you can choose your genda, race, name, hair/facial hair. Then your blasted off into the world, you get a story line with your character. Then you get a dragon egg (you can choose the coulor to, you get a special move for your dragon to!) Its in PROGRESS, A.K.A Planing

        • Trisaeoala

          the game u describe above is dragon fable..
          😛

        • Trisaeoala

          the game u describe above is dragon fable..
          😛

  • sirsimon

    hey mike, could you review my fantasy book?

    Its called the realm: dawning of a hero by simon law, thanks

  • I’m always glad to hear of new ventures addressing these great genres, but your self-stated reason for existence seems more than a little grandiose. No good genre blogs catering to fans? Perhaps you need to look around the Internet a little more closely. Best to your new venture.

    John W. Morehead
    TheoFantastique
    http://www.theofantastique.com

    • “While multiple brilliant web destinations cater to specific genres and fringe content, no blog or news resource has truly managed to package it all together into an enjoyable, fun-to-read experience.”

      This is entirely opinion based. I’m not downplaying many of the great websites out there (which I stated in my post), I simply never found one that contained everything I would want it to. This is why I started Lytherus.

  • I’m always glad to hear of new ventures addressing these great genres, but your self-stated reason for existence seems more than a little grandiose. No good genre blogs catering to fans? Perhaps you need to look around the Internet a little more closely. Best to your new venture.

    John W. Morehead
    TheoFantastique
    http://www.theofantastique.com

  • jammingjen

    Just curious, I’m thinking of applying, but I’m only 16. Would being in an AP English help my chances any?

  • =]

    Oh yeah one more question, do you take in applicants that could only create blogs in one genre?

  • =]

    Ok thanks for answering 🙂 I do hope I get accepted XD

  • =]

    Just wondering, do you contact the people you do not accept? Because I do not want to be left hanging just wondering if I got accepted or not 🙂

    • We might. We received a LOT of applications and emailing them all would be quite a daunting task. Sorry in advance if we don’t. Anyone who doesn’t get accept will stay in our apps folder for when we need future writers. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Would be easier to just say something here in comments when you’ve selected and emailed the people that did get selected, so then everyone that doesn’t receive an email will know they didn’t make the cut 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Would be easier to just say something here in comments when you’ve selected and emailed the people that did get selected, so then everyone that doesn’t receive an email will know they didn’t make the cut 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Have the people that applied and got accepted been contacted yet? Just wondering who the lucky ones are 🙂

    • Not yet, sorry! I know hanging in suspense really stinks. Thanksgiving hitting in the middle of me handling job apps slowed the process down but this is on my to do list to finish today. Thanks for your patience!

  • Anonymous

    Cool. It’s going to be a great site. But, why doesn’t the design match the color-scheme of the collapsible top bar? Because Shurtugal is a sub-site of Lytherus? I think that red and white text against the grayish-brown background is really great.

    • I liked the background we’re using more than the background I used for the top bar. The top bar background looks great in smaller areas but not as an entire website background (I tried).

  • fanoflytherus

    Dude. Your site looks epic. But I cant access the manga, events, or video games section. Is there just nothing there yet?

    • Nothing there yet. Yesterday was our first day so we’re still easing into things. We’ll be posting multiple updates per day going forward though, and it won’t be long until those sections are overflowing with content.

      • lytherusfan

        Thanks, just wondering if there was something wrong with my computer (:

  • Anonymous

    does this mean you’re not accepting applicants anymore? 🙁

  • Jahooty **

    yay!!!!!!! its up now :D:D:D

  • Looks really interesting; I’ll make sure to look at these sometime!