Author Archives: Jon Mollison

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.

The Fantasy of Dystopian Fiction

Did you ever notice how most dystopian fiction feels so fake?  That’s probably because in the last final analysis we know what happens. Spoiler alert: Good wins. Somebody should really tell James Cameron that. Science fiction has dealt with the … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s Winston Smith’s Story of Sci-Fi

James Cameron is a hell of a visual craftsman.  You can’t deny the man’s vision, nor his solid understanding of the fundamentals of story structure. His worldview?  Ehh… The second episode of his brief delve into the story of sci-fi … Continue reading

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Stan and Ollie

For all that I take Hollywood out behind the woodshed for their odd views on the world and near total rejection of the truth and beauty of the world, credit where credit is due. John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan … Continue reading

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Let Go Your Feelings

No one is coming to save your precious Star Wars. I get it.  It was fun while it lasted.  You had some good times, and would really like just one last visit to the old haunts for old times’ sake.  … Continue reading

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A Normie Looks at Sci-Fi

Happy Tax Day.  Here’s hoping you’ve got a nice cushion to sit down on now that Uncle Sam is done having his way with you. If you have watched any Devon Stacks’ analyses of the Hollywood machine, then you probably view … Continue reading

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Flying Sparks – All the Cool Kids are Doing It

It’s this new comic on the streets where you read it and feel adventurous but wake up the next morning and find out you’ve been romance comicked and you don’t even mind. I speak in memes now.  Only in memes. … Continue reading

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Drik Gently Season Two – The Shark Jump

This review is spoiler free, which if you’ve seen the show is a feat given that mentioning pretty much anything that happens in the show will spoil some surprises. The first season of Dirk Gently felt like an early David … Continue reading

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Gun Ghoul

Happy Ides of March, everybody.  Watch your backs! Back in December I took the Arkhaven Comics then new online book store for a test drive.  Wil Caligan’s Gun Ghoul showed up in plenty of time, but personal events made reading a … Continue reading

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Do We Need God To Be Good?

Top comment by Gangiblob Flankis:  “I confess it took me a while to remove the impression that a cocky and worldly space-mercenary was narrating.”

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

The Dirk Gently books never did anything for me.  Too twee.  Too “LOL so random”. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency represents one of those rare achievements where an American film company takes a foreign property, lets the executives demand changes … Continue reading

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