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 First Space Opera

A few weeks back, an old bud named Tomas Diaz posted a brief essay by Hilaire Belloc, titled “On Fantastic Books“.  It is an early 20th century defense of the fantasy genre from a great thinker, and you can read … Continue reading

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Ford v. Ferrari – Hard Recommend

Movie of the year. Being of the “don’t give money to people what hates ya” variety, I don’t watch many films these days.  Being not very good at it, I watch a few, and those only after advisement from people … Continue reading

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Neon Harvest: Cover Reveal

Newsletter subscribers saw this a while ago. Now it’s the rest your turn to take a gander at the cover for my next novel. What if the nineties lasted forever? One man’s search for meaning in the high-contrast heart of … Continue reading

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A Bridge to Tradition

Have you ever asked a bridge player to explain the rules to the game to you? They can’t do it. I’ve asked a dozen of them, and they are constitutionally incapable of simply laying out the rules of the game.  … Continue reading

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Passing Thoughts on The Boogaloo

This can’t go on forever.  As we approach the tipping point, the zeitgeist has shifted from thinking about the next Big Crunch as solely the realm of the paranoid and the conspiracy addled.  Many culture warriors seem to relish the … Continue reading

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Seagull on the Transom

Newsletter subscribers! Check your spam folders. The first four chapters of my next novel, Neon Harvest, have just gone live.  You’ll find downloadable links, the release schedule, and more, in the latest edition of Seagull on the Transom. Download a copy … Continue reading

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A Barnes and Ignoble Moment

By now the immediacy of the Barnes and Noble failed experiment of woke-casting classical literature has faded.  These non-troversies rise and fall so fast it can be hard to keep up, so let’s have a quick recap courtesy of Penguin … Continue reading

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Home Essentials

Don’t really care if essential oils work as promised or not. When you live in the tropics and your thermostat entirely consists of opening or closing windows, scented candles are useless.  Particularly when you live near the top of a … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell The Wife

She doesn’t realize that the more time I spend around rugged men, the more I appreciate the big damn dog she insisted we get.  She might not appreciate the way their awful example leads me to make decidedly un-PC pronouncements … Continue reading

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Inverting Inversion to Maintain Power

“What does the clown do when the whole world is a carnival? How do you make someone laugh when the entire world is a joke? That’s the world we’re living in.” Jonathan Pageau, ladies and gentlemen, asking the questions that … Continue reading

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