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 Feedback Cycle of Virtue

I’ve long argued that Western men thirst for stories that reflect their culture, and that Hollywood’s woes and the decline in readers clamoring for mainstream fare are healthy signs for the future.  It’s time to show you a proof of concept. The … Continue reading

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Local Kine Comics

Think global, buy local, they tell you.  Aurite*. It’s been a long time since I bought a comic book that wasn’t wrapped in a brown paper bag.  It’s not what you think.  After a dry spell, a few years back I … Continue reading

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Candyland 2.0

Late last year I tried to turn my four year old daughter into a proper hex-and-counter wargamer by running her through the first few scenarios of Advanced Squad Leader, but she just cannot ever remember to pop smoke before rushing … Continue reading

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Because You Can Never Have Too Much Cirsova

It’s that time of year again!  Time to subscribe to one of the best short fiction magazines on the market today.  Cirsova once again is offering digital subscriptions to the two issues slated for release in 2018.  At $10 each … Continue reading

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Stop Supporting Your Enemies

Yesterday Brian Niemeier dropped an epic post about Fifth Columnists that is well worth taking the time to read.  Zeroing in on the most important bit: Don’t GIVE money to people who hate you. Don’t give MONEY to people who hate … Continue reading

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Planetary Defense Awards – 2017 Ballot

January means that it’s time to start thinking about awards season.  And when it comes to sci-fi, the hot new award on the block is the Planetary Awards. This year, I’m going to go with “The Last American” for the … Continue reading

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The Backlog – Fat and Happy

The  year of our Lord 2017 was a banner year for the #PulpRev crowd.  In addition to picking up a lot of new talent, and a lot of established talent, the Bad Kids Table in the sci-fi cafeteria produced more … Continue reading

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Happy Swaggy New Year!

Happy New Year, readers mine! Take a gander over there on the right sidebar and you’ll see a place to enter your email to sign up for my newsletter. It’s a short and infrequent affair, but it’s the best place … Continue reading

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Magic: The Smattering

The CCG can die in a cold fire so far as I’m concerned.  I’ve never forgiven it for stealing the limelight of tabletop gaming away from RPGs in the early 1990s.  Which means that I’ve been following the Convergence of … Continue reading

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True Detective – Too True to be Good [Spoiler Review]

HBO gave me a bad case of Lovecraftian blue-balls. “True Detective” is a frustrating show.  It flirts with greatness, but can’t lift itself out of the mire of post modernism until it’s too late to be saved.  The slow investigation into … Continue reading

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