Monthly Archives: May 2017

Retro-review: Solomon Kane

My latest read into the early 20th century sci-fi and fantasy world was Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane, the stories collected in the Baen edition. This isn’t my first exposure to Robert E. Howard, having read a handful of the … Continue reading

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Comments on the Ascension: The King takes his Throne

God ascends amid shouts of triumph, alleluia. And the Lord with the sound of trumpet, alleluia. -Versicle for Vespers of the Ascension If Easter is the great day of Victory, the day the Enemy is finally sent to flight, when … Continue reading

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Message Fiction: Some Comments

Message Fiction: Some Comments I’ve had a few people, while agreeing with most of my comments on Message Fiction Done Right, have questioned whether I’m using the term message fiction correctly. I admit I may be using it a bit … Continue reading

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Comments on Burroughs: Message Fiction Done Right

It’s among the watchwords of the PulpRev community that message fiction is opposed to entertainment. The current holders of the sci-fi citadel promote message fiction and are thus unentertaining and this is why they’re wrong. I’ve got problems with that … Continue reading

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Racialism, Immigration, and America as Parasite

This season’s premiere of W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America took a look at immigrants and refugees in the US. In our recent political climate over these persons, Bell definitely stakes out the usual liberal claim. To get the … Continue reading

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Comments on Burroughs: Hard Sci-fi

I’m rereading Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars. For all my love of Burroughs, I actually have little exposure to his canon. I read Tarzan when I was younger and thoroughly enjoyed it. I finally read A Princess of Mars in … Continue reading

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On New York Magazine’s “Beyond Alt”

So this is a long read, but should probably be required reading for those wanting an analysis of the alt-right from their enemies. Very long, but worthwhile. Beyond Alt A medley of thoughts This is definitely written by those who … Continue reading

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