More Hackery of the Story Variety

The always reliable Misha Burnett tosses the reader into a two man fight to the death in an arena that makes modem day San Fransisco look like as clean as an operating theater.  StoryHack Four continues to stroke my ego by placing my work alongside greats like Misha.

He’s good, this Misha.  I’ve said it before, and let heme add that he single handedly saved me from throwing the whole New Wave sci-fi baby out with the rest of the SocJus bathwater.  His deft touch with character studies and nuanced approach to the introspective aspects of genre fiction has earned him the respect of a lot of hard-nosed blood and guys writers.And

And then he sits down and bangs out My Foe Outstretched, a vivid duel set in a dystopia where all that matters is revenge and survival.  It’s a straightforward trial by combat between two men with a grudge. Somehow Misha pulls off a grimdark ending that satisfies even Virtue hounds like myself.

About Jon Mollison

Jon Mollison was weaned at the literary knee of Tolkein, Howard, Moore, and Burroughs. He spent decades wandering in the wilderness of modern genre fiction, wondering when the magic and wonder went out of the world of dragons and space ships. In his darkest hour, he encountered a wise man who handed him the open secrets to crafting works that emulate the stories of the great authors who built the genre. They are easily summarized in but two words: Regress Harder. Now one of the twelve champions of the Pulp Revolution, his self-published works represent a more direct lineage to the tales of action, mystery, romance, virtue, and pure unalloyed adventure than the bland imitations churned out by New York City publishing houses in recent decades.
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