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.

Live on the WriteStream

David V. Stewart’s works have appeared here before.  No, wait, my reviews for City of Silver and Eyes in the Walls appeared over on the Castalia House blog.  Anyway, the point is that I’m going to be making an appearance … Continue reading

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Merch! Something for the Hard Core Fans

The final stages of Captain Sudden’s adventures with his Space Princess are drawing near. The third book in the trilogy should arrive early this summer, and to help launch the conclusion of the tale, I’ve commissioned three new covers.  Here … Continue reading

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Feanor et al. Did Nothing Wrong

How am I just now learning about the Feanor Did Nothing Wrong memes? For those who don’t know, the story goes a little something like this: So the Valar (kind of like the gods of Middle-Earth, but maybe like archangels … Continue reading

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Free Comics!

Yo, comic books fans! You might remember my review from March of last year about on a fun little graphic novel called Gun Ghoul (available here), produced by Alpha Dog Studios. He’s at it again, and this time he has … Continue reading

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Lumberlands – A Maple Flavored D&D Supplement

Now this is what I like to see in a D&D product. Lumberlands: Rise of the LeafLords! Not really.  But take a look at the maple-swilling description of this light-hearted product: When you need a break from tromping through ruined … Continue reading

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Walking Back the Strange

Last week I did a partial review of an interesting experiment in tabletop D&D.  After reading through the basic theory of using Fortean weirdness to D&D to help recapture some of the magic lost by making literally everything magic, I … Continue reading

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Mosfilm > Bollywood

Bollywood often gets bandied about as an alternative to Hollywood fare by those cut back on consumption of it’s anti-American resentment.  Taken in by the flashy colors, the obvious national pride of the productions, and for some strange reason the … Continue reading

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A Strange Case of D&D

Or…a funny thing happened on the way to the dungeon. After nearly forty years of tabletop gaming, it can get a little hard to recapture the fresh weirdness of Gygaxian fantasy.  Particularly true in this day and age when the … Continue reading

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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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