The Blue Lamp:


Heroic Fantasy Quarterly:
"Adventure fiction in the classic style, Zoltan’s tale will take you from the mundane and into a world of magic and mystery not seen since the glory days of the pulps."

Black Gate Magazine:
"A catman, a mothwoman, and an eerie blue lamp figure in Robert Zoltan’s very fun and self-illustrated (well one picture anyway) “The Blue Lamp.” For any fan of S&S those three things should be enough to make you read the story. We know what we like and when we seen it we flock to it like, well, moths. "For those wanting to know more it’s simple: Two friends, a tattoo-covered barbarian called Blue and the poet (and master swordsman) Dareon Vin get into a fight. Wandering into the big city by himself, Blue ends up looking into the wrong magic blue lamp. When Dareon goes out to find him unexpected things start to happen. The two physically and temperamentally mismatched heroes bring to mind a certain pair from classic S&S but only enough to be good fun, and not enough to reek of thievery."

Tangent Online Review Magazine
" action packed sword and sorcery tale, needing only a premise and an enemy to defeat in order to accomplish its goal. To this end the prose, the dialogue, and characters do their part smoothly and come together to give the lesson that two swords are always better than one."


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Literary Wonder & Adventure Show

Each month, host Robert Zoltan and his quirky sidekick, Edgar the Raven, welcome a special guest to the Dream Tower for fascinating conversation and hilarious misadventures. Plus, at least once per year, a full dramatized audio adventure premieres for your enjoyment. Go to Dream Tower Media to enjoy the show!

Audio Dramatization of The Blue Lamp Now Available!

Go to Dream Tower Media to hear the new audiobook dramatization of The Blue Lamp! Complete with professional voice actors, sound effects, and an original musical score by composer, Robert Szeles, this dramatization will fully bring to life Darean and Blue's incredible adventure in The Blue Lamp. Sign up for the newsletter on the Dream Tower Media site for more information on this audiobook and other stories from their Literary Wonder & Adventure podcast.

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The Blue Lamp Appears in Issue #26 of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly

Join Dareon Vin, poet swordsman, and his companion, the Indari Warrior known as Blue, in the fantasy adventure of The Blue Lamp. Adrian Simmons, editor of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly has this to say: "The Blue Lamp, by Robert Zoltan. Adventure fiction in the classic style, Zoltan’s tale will take you from the mundane and into a world of magic and mystery not seen since the glory days of the pulps. In addition to being a great writer, Mr. Zoltan is a fine artist and his illustration from the story is included." To view more of my illustration work, visit

TALES OF TOMORROW GIRL: Retro Science Fiction Adventures of Mystery and Romance

Six of my early short science fiction tales with a retro flair, often featuring a mysterious female time agent. These stories deal with romance, mystery, time travel, altered states and other dimensions. This first volume includes: Tomorrow Girl, Lazarus Come Forth, The Never Men, Martian Cocktail, The Strand and Way Station. Stories are currently available exclusively for Amazon Kindle. For a PDF version of Tales of Tomorrow Girl, contact Robert by email with your request.