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.

All Aboard the Bloglovin’ Express

My blog reading has fallen apart ever since I began my 2018 migration away from Google.  That includes leaving blogger in the rear view mirror, and it’s high time to fix that.  Never one to ask others to do what … Continue reading

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Cirsova 7 – The Great Culling Emporium

Aw yeah, this is what it’s all about. Marilyn K. Martin writes science fiction adventure the way it was meant to be written.  To call “The Great Culling Emporium” the story of a bounty hunter grabbing his prey in the … Continue reading

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More on Genre Bending

As stated previously, I’m a fan of StoryHack Magazine first as a reader and second as a writer and third as a writer who has graced its pages. Sure, one of my stories appeared in Issue 0, and another will … Continue reading

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Cirsova 7 – The Legend of Blade

Hoo boy.   Jason Scott Aiken.  “The Legend of Blade”. This is going to be a tough one, because Aiken shows a lot of promise.  He has a great imagination, and hits all the right pulpy beats in this post-apocalyptic story … Continue reading

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Cirsova 7 – The Iynx

Michael Reyes hits Cirsova 7 with an urban fantasy tale told well enough to hold the interest of even a reader who doesn’t care for the genre. While wandering the sf/f desert of the early aughts through the mid teens … Continue reading

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Incoming! StoryHack 2

The big shot independent authors tell me that in order to make enough money to quit our day jobs and write full time, we have to don a creative straight jacket.  You see, Amazon’s algorithms have churned through two decades of … Continue reading

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Cirsova 7 – Galactic Gamble

 Yeah boi!  Been chomping at the bit to talk about the latest edition of my favorite sf/f magazine.  We’re going to take these stories one at a time.  Dominika Lein kickes things off with her usual talent for leaving huge … Continue reading

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Dixon Projects

In addition to being a talented and prolific graphic novel author with credits that include Savage Sword of Conan (the best of the post-Howard Conan properties), Batman, and Punisher, Chuck Dixon also has a line of prose fiction novels available … Continue reading

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On Heroism

Writing heroes is easy, if you have the courage to do it.  Always keep the Seven Virtues in the back of your mind, and refer to them whenever you’re not sure if you hero is acting heroic. A recent brush … Continue reading

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A Soft Pass

Galaxy’s Edge was fun and different while it lasted, but it’s just too dang dark for me. After the grind of living inside Goth Sullus’ broken head for 300 pages in Imperator, I had hoped Kill Team would mean a … Continue reading

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