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.

Sanction: The Book

Nope. There’s a small cadre of writers plugging away in the dank belly of the indy scene that are well worth a look.  Schantz’ Hidden Truth series of conspiraciana led me to Neovictorian’s Sanity, an excellent spy thriller, which introduced me to … Continue reading

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Pulp Modern: Tech Noir

New review of a surprisingly hopeful collection of grim and dark tales of future tech.  I picked this title up on a lark – my own WIP is a retro-future adventure, and I wanted to immerse myself in a host … Continue reading

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Three Days In November

Good luck to everyone kicking off NaNoWriMo with that easy layup of a kickoff weekend. You are at the 3,000 word mark today, right?  As usual, every month is a month dedicated to writing for your humble host.  I’m cruising … Continue reading

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A Brief Commentary on the State of Modern Tabletop RPGs

Two thousand words worth, to be exact. This is what they gave us instead.

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Bad Dreams and Broken Hearts

Happy Halloween, ya mopes. Now live over at Castalia House: You won’t want to miss this one.  Misha Burnett is operating at the top of his game with a book that hits you with a series of slow and subtle … Continue reading

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Halloween Reminder: Saint Gregory III, Pray For Us

Tomorrow night marks the one celebration that traditionally brings neighbors together to celebrate as a community.  Yes, we all grumble about early Christmas decorations and wish each other Happy New Year at parties, but Halloween is the one where you … Continue reading

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Love Town

Regular readers know that I’m a big fan of the ‘buy local’ movement. It helps shovel money away from Dinosaur publishers and towards the next generation of independent creators. Me and my lil Bender hit up a small kine geek … Continue reading

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The Inverted Hero’s Journey

Yeah, I saw Joker. Didn’t use a gift certificate either, but that’s only because I mistook my “Rewards Card” for the gift cert I have and went to the wrong theater. Given how rare sneaking away from the kids is … Continue reading

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Hell Spawn: The Sounds of Horror

Anyone want me to read them a scary bedtime story? This ain’t your wine aunt’s urban fantasy. This is pure, distilled, demon-kicking urban fantasy with a direct line to that gorgeous Catholic iconography that makes even the worst Hollywood director … Continue reading

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Scorched Earth or Controlled Burn

Generally, I agree with Brian Neiemeier and the rest of the gang when they go strong on this message: Merely mentioning a Disney/Marvel property, even to negatively contrast it with a superior indie work, just gives the Devil Mouse brand … Continue reading

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