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.

Overlooked A New Release

The early reviews of  Overlook are in, and they are 100% positive: There’s at least one car chase so awesome, it needs a Hans Zimmer soundtrack. Joe has spent his life being forgotten. Not even the IRS comes for his back … Continue reading

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More Like This, Please – Bone Tomahawk

Every once in a while Hollywood accidentally does something great on purpose. It’s basically cowboys versus cannibals with the sensibility of a Cormac McCarthy film.  The basic plot of a townswoman kidnapped and dragged back to the cave of the … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Book Recommendations (Cheap!)

With thanks to the humble and brilliant king of the airwaves, AetherCzar, allow me to recommend a host of great reads for your digital shopping carts.  There are a lot of works on this list that have been moved from … Continue reading

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Thank You

From all of us here at Mollison Manor, here’s to wishing you and yours a restful and blessed Thanksgiving. One of the great blessings of my life over the last few years has been the ability to share my stories … Continue reading

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StoryHackery: Island Rescue

Spencer E. Hart hits the fourth issue of StoryHack with a nice little adventure that delivers exactly what it offers. I have been following Spencer’s work for a while, in both this and the pages of Cirsova Magazine, and with … Continue reading

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Karl Barber: The Even More Completer Collection

My first professional works were modern day action tales of a long ranger roaming the world and righting the sorts of wrongs that don’t often get righted in our fallen world.  A couple of these stories wound up gracing the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Castalia Review: Secrets of the Nethercity

Now up over at the House of Castalia. Given that this is an adventure for mid-level characters, you’re looking at a minimum of six months of play or rolling up 4th level characters before first setting foot into the slop … Continue reading

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StoryHack Catch Up

This hot little number has been sitting in my to-read pile for far too long.  Having written The Bouncer’s Tale, the third chapter in a crime not-quite-serial, I skipped straight to Jason Restrick’s  Beyond the Temple of Bak-Taar.  The sequel to … Continue reading

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Taking a Bear to a Knife Fight

A death match that pits the bitter wisdom of the Big Bear’s X-Brigade against the energetic cunning of Nick the Knife’s Zoomies is just what the Boomers ordered for dessert. Those trying to force a direct confrontation between the two … Continue reading

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