Books

Marcus Wynne’s THE REVENGERS

Rob the corrupt. Then kill them. Evil lurks in the streets of Minneapolis. Where the police can’t or won’t act, retired US Marines Salt and Raul Sanchez take justice into their hands. Hybrid vigilante-hitmen, they stalk their prey, rob them blind, and finish them. Permanently. Book 1, SALT, introduces readers to the world of Revengers. […]

BABYLON BLUES IS FUNDED!

My upcoming cyberpunk horror work BABYLON BLUES is fully funded on Kickstarter! I’m incredibly grateful for the support of my backers, friends and family. Without them, this project would not have gone so far in such a short time. With that said, the campaign still has some time left on the clock. I’d like to […]

Babylon Blues Meets Deus Vult Wastelanders!

Bloodthirsty demons and black-hearted cultists. Guns and swords and high technology. Unshakable faith in the face of soul-rending evil. These are the defining points of Babylon Blues. And Adam Lane Smith’s Deus Vult Wastelanders series. Deus Vult Wastelanders is a heavy metal Christian pulp fiction series, set in a post-apocalyptic America where demons and cultists run rampant […]

The Romance of the Sword

In the age of the gun, the romance of the sword lingers in pop culture. From wuxia novels to martial arts flicks, heroic fantasy tales and stories of sword and sorcery, people enjoy stories of blademasters cleaving their way through hordes of enemies. On first glance, this seems strange. These stories hardly have any bearing on modern […]

Thoughts on Jirel of Joiry

Mention the words ‘Strong Female Character’ and immediately a visage of a tigress fills your head. She is powerful and fearless, unbeatable in combat, sexually alluring, takes no nonsense from anyone, and can best any man in any masculine pursuit. It’s a trope solidified over decades of repetition on the silver screen and the printed […]

SHOT GIRL and the Perils of Going Full Political

The best stories tell truths disguised as entertaining lies. But when a story starts with a lie, there is little truth in it left. J. A. Konrath’s latest novel, SHOT GIRL, is the twelfth installment in his Jack Daniels series. Daniels, a retired cop confined to a wheelchair, spends her days in a rehabilitation facility […]

Book Unreview: 9th of August

One of the signatures of PulpRev is our cheerful disdain of conventional genre boundaries. Where traditional publishers see a dividing line between fantasy, science fiction, romance and other genres, we draw on the older traditions that blended various aesthetics to create exciting tales. We do not box ourselves in by arbitrary genre distinctions; we embrace […]

Isekai is not Japanese Europe in a Video Game

Isekai stories are a staple of modern Japanese fiction. Featuring humans from modern-day Japan transported to another world, it seems there’s a new isekai story published every month. Today, isekai stories are extremely popular. And they are becoming extremely ridiculous. The discerning reader will find much to complain about. Fanservice in place of character development. […]

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