Mack Maloney’s Wingman Series: Backstory

When many folks think of World War III fiction, the classic titles of the genre generally come to mind at once, like Red Storm Rising, Team Yankee and Third World War. But it’s worth remembering that the WWIII genre is deep and offers a wide variety of titles to suit a variety of tastes. There …

World War III Themes In Contemporary Pop Culture Part III

Over the last decade, Hollywood has shown an increasing reluctance to make any films that might portray the People’s Republic of China in a bad light. The reasons for this are simple. The international market is of great importance for the major studios. China makes up a large chunk of that market, so appeasing the …

WWIII Pop Culture: By Dawn’s Early Light Part I

Nuclear war movies generally share similar plotlines, components, and even underlying messages. In probably 99% of these films the viewer is treated to graphic scenes showing the wanton destruction of cities, and wholesale slaughter of millions of innocent men, women, and children. The obligatory towering mushroom clouds and flashes of blinding white light are presented …