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.

More Alterna Praise – Lilith Dark

The second in my on-going affair with independent comics, Lilith Dark had few hurdles to overcome.  The concept of a brave little girl getting her swashbuckle on raises a lot of red flags in my mind.  The traditional narrative of … Continue reading

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New Book Review At Castalia House

Today the Castalia House house blog hosts my review of one of the most creative alt-history novels that I’ve ever read, The Devil’s Dictum.  It’s a darkly humorous American Fantasy sure to please both the historyphiles and the cynics, although … Continue reading

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Trespasser – Alterna Comic Review

My recent foray into Alt*Hero comics left me with a hankering for some new hard-copy sequential art to enjoy, and one of the better purveyors of said artistic style is Alterna Comics.  They’ve done a masterful job threading the Charbdyis … Continue reading

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When Did I Become A Comic Book Fan?

Or, more precisely, when did I re-become a comic book fan? Like many Gen-Xers, the bright colors and heroic escapades of pre-1980 comics called to me from spinner racks in grocery stores and the last few lingering drug stores, a … Continue reading

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“Well Worth Checking Out”

One of my short stories found a loving home at Milhaven Press.  Specifically in this month’s new release, “Tales of Suspense“.  Milhaven has adopted a rather clever quarterly schedule for their short fiction.  Unlike the ‘everything goes so long as … Continue reading

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Wild Stars III

Cirsova is at it again: Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars have a history in print going back nearly 35 years. In the Wild Stars, the stakes are high and the scale is grandiose. Aeons ago, a godlike being led an exodus … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Sudden Danger

I have good news for those of you who enjoyed my first full-length novel, Sudden Rescue, winner of the prestigious Happy Frog Award.  Sudden and Karenina return in their first action as members of the Star King’s intelligence service.  Sudden … Continue reading

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Confusion in Cell Block 99

Give Brawl in Cell Block 99 credit, it’s a gutsy movie. It has the guts to make the primary hostage of the film an unborn child – that this conceit slipped past the Hollywood gate-keepers astonishes me. It has the … Continue reading

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Anti-American Made

Say what you want about the man, Tom Cruise movies usually meet the half-way decent mark of quality entertainment. They always have a few problems, but rarely do those problems ruin the rest of the movie. The most recent Mission … Continue reading

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The Programming Continues Apace

O daughter mine insisted that I watch this stunning and brave take down of the much ballyhooed vidya, Life is Strange, as reviewed by the incomparable E;R.  If you’ve seen his next level Plinkett take-down of Star Wars, The Cancer … Continue reading

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