Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bullets vs. Bonding at Sean Taylor's Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action Blog

New Pulp Author Sean Taylor has created a new blog called Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action at

In his latest column, Bullets vs. Bonding, Sean discusses balancing action and characterization in pulp fiction with a few of New Pulp's finest. Here's a sample:

Anyone who is a fan of the genre knows how much pulp is defined by the action-oriented plots. That's a given. We get it, and we've beat that dead horse so hard it already got back up for a few hard-boiled western sequel novels.


Is there room for the characterization that is so often maligned in this fast-paced genre?

And if not, what separates the Angel Dares (from Christa Faust's Money Shot and Choke Hold) from the Lance Stars (from Bobby Nash's Lance Star: Sky Ranger anthologies) from the Rook (from Barry Reese's series). Without character development, wouldn't all these two-fisted, bullet-evading heroes and heroines just be generic replicas of other archetypes?

Well, to go straight to the horses' mouths, I asked several of New Pulp's leading creators.

You can read the rest at Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action at