Last Crusade: The Devil’s Advocate

Posted May 28, 2017 By John C Wright

Suppose you had been hired by the Devil to be his counselor and adviser, and your task was to tell the Prince of Darkness how best to turn souls away from light and truth and joy and bring them into the eternal woe. What would the Devil’s Advocate advocate?

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Link is up!

Posted May 27, 2017 By John C Wright

The link to listen to the May version of the Inner Circle’s Fireside Chat is being emailed to all my Patreon patrons in the 3rd tier ($10 and up: hereafter to be called Super Action Team Swan). Thank you for all your support!

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Superluminary, Episode 54, Necropolis of Stars

Posted May 24, 2017 By John C Wright

Penultimate Episode!

Superluminary, Episode 54, Necropolis of Stars, is posted on Patreon:

Episode 54 Necropolis of Stars

In this exciting episode, the Overlord of Archvampires at the Galactic Core learns of the futile war launched by living beings and living stars against his empire. Warlords report victory. Aeneas Tell finds himself a captive in the unearthly throne room of the enemy: an ocean of bones, lightyears wide.

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Tithe to Tartarus is Done; Nowhither is Next

Posted May 23, 2017 By John C Wright

Just got typing the first draft of TITHE TO TARTARUS, which the the third ‘Dark Avenger’s Sidekick’ volume and the sixth Moth and Cobweb.

The editor has not seen it yet, so it is by no means done and completed and done. But this is the ending of the biggest first step.

Congratulate me. Hope my beloved fans and patrons appreciate the rapid and skillful work.

Now to tackle NOWHITHER.

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Not Only Men

Posted May 21, 2017 By John C Wright

The cartoon SAMURAI JACK, for those of you unfortunate enough not to have seen it, is a visually innovative tale, equal parts action, epic, melodrama, and humor of a samurai wielding a magical sword thrown into the far future where Aku, the shapeshifting demon master of darkness, rules a world of humans, mutants, monsters, space aliens, magical creatures, oddities, robots, assassins and sorcerers. A Scotsman complete with bagpipe and kilt and machine-gun pegleg is as likely to appear in the show as midget Chicago gangsters, talking dogs, or a mechanical Minotaur.

After a long hiatus, the show has returned, if anything, more splendid than before, and with some innovative elements: Jack has lost his magical sword and grown a beard. In one recent episode that fanatical kunoichi (she-ninja) born and raised to hunt and kill Jack has instead, after seeing his strength, wisdom, and kindness, realized the truth about her master Aku, and fallen madly in love with Jack, who shyly returned the affection. All is not wine and roses for the starcrossed pair, however, as evil forces seek to separate them…

For apparently there are certain fans who object to the pairing, not merely with umbrage, but with self-righteousness.

Brace yourself. This is not a joke.
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Last Crusade: Equality and Envy

Posted May 21, 2017 By John C Wright

Frank Baum, the Royal Historian of Oz, in his book QUEEN ZIXI OF IX, reports that the immortal fairytale witch, Queen Zixi, has riches, magical powers, health, and the appearance of endless youth, and everything else her heart desires but one thing only: her image in the mirror shows her to be an unsightly old hag, not the young and beautiful queen she appears to all other eyes.

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Safe Space Opera

Posted May 18, 2017 By John C Wright

The mighty Jon del Arroz holds forth on the absurd spectacle of people who hate Space Opera talking about Space Opera, and banning a lead Space Opera writer from the conversation. Because he talked about Space Opera.

http://delarroz.com/?p=1002

At one time Tor was the flagship publishing house leading the New Space Opera renaissance. The editor and publisher under whose hand those things were done have passed away, and may they rest in peace.

Whenever a publishing house is more concerned with Social Justice than Science Fiction, its ability to publish Science Fiction, or even to talk about it, is crippled. Social Justice is a jealous goddess and a vain one. She allows no rivals, no equals, no neutral parties. Social Justice demands every conversation be only about Social Justice.

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Grounds for Impeachment

Posted May 18, 2017 By John C Wright

The mainstream media, hereafter called the Fake News, is currently promoting the idea that President Trump should be impeached.

The grounds given are somewhat difficult to pin down, as they change from week to week.

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Out of the Ashes

Posted May 17, 2017 By John C Wright

William Briggs has a book review. I have not (yet) read the book, but, from the description, here is another member, whether he knows it or not, of the Last Crusade.

The Last Crusade are all who hold true faith with in the majesty of truth; the impartiality of reason; the objectivity of reality; the authority of virtue; the verity of beauty; the dignity of man; the equality of the law; the love of patriots; and we hold faith with Christ.

The words below are Mr. Briggs’. I quote him at length to draw your attention to how closely his battle cry mirrors that of the Crusaders.

http://wmbriggs.com/post/21302/

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Superluminary, Episode 53, Death of the Undead

Posted May 17, 2017 By John C Wright

Only two more episodes left!

Superluminary, Episode 53, Death of the Undead, is posted on Patreon:

Episode 53 Death of the Undead

In this exciting episode, an imperial throne comes to an end, a space princess is rescued and receives an unexpected proposal, and the fates of world-fleets, undead neutron suns, and hypergiant stars are determined by a miracle of superscience.

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