Last Crusade: Strangers and Sojourners

Posted June 25, 2017 By John C Wright

In an issue where emotions run high, it is crucial, it is necessary, to put all emotion aside and weigh the arguments on both sides with cold clarity of thought, according to objective and dispassionate rigor.

Such is the issue of legal and illegal immigration in America and Europe.

To the one side are those who see an economic benefit to allowing newcomers no matter their numbers, their nation of origin, or their religion, to flood into the nation; or who see the greater wealth and peace of the host country as creating an automatic obligation to welcome any aliens wishing entry, regardless of their numbers or intent.

To the other side are those who fear the flood will shift the political power in the host country to the disadvantage or even the displacement of the native population.

Wandering into this debate comes some Christian writers and leaders, claiming that the charity Heaven demands from the faithful requires the adoption of just such an open borders policy.

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Posted June 24, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader named Henson asks:

“I wonder why the question “where do you get your ideas from?” is asked so often?”

We authors are so often asked the source of our ideas because because no one knows the source, not even authors.

What we do is no more magical and supernatural than a cobbler making shoes.

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Book Review! Catholic World on SWAN KNIGHT’S SON

Posted June 24, 2017 By John C Wright

I had not seen this until a sharpeyed reader pointed it out to me:

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2017/06/22/chivalry-and-the-struggle-between-good-and-evil-animate-this-new-ya-fantasy-series/

Deep down, human beings know we’re made for something epic…

Although a modern teenager, Gil wants more than anything to become a knight. His chivalrous outlook on life has led to his expulsion from school for taking on a gang of juvenile delinquents in combat.

Thrust into the world on his own, but with the help of a talking stray dog, Gilberec trains for knighthood under the gruff tutelage of a magical bear.

But when a stranger claiming to come from his father delivers him the key to a disappearing door, Gilberec’s life will change forever. With what he finds beyond the door, Gil goes a-questing; and serious trouble finds him right away. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Interview! The Creative Catholic

Posted June 23, 2017 By John C Wright

Catholic World Report published an interview with me here:

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2017/06/22/the-creative-catholic-john-c-wright/

The interviewer asks about my genre, my method of writing, and the mechanics of writing.

I am asked several questions I am not qualified to answer. Instead of a humble ‘I dunno’ however, usually I give a windy response: Read the remainder of this entry »

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CITY OF CORPSES for sale!

Posted June 22, 2017 By John C Wright

Yumiko Moth has discovered her name, but she still does not know who, or what, she is. What she has learned is that her mother is dead, her master has disowned her, and her beloved has vanished. And she also knows that the Day world is a very dangerous place for a Twilight girl, especially when the dark forces of Night are hunting her.

To discover the truth she seeks, she must infiltrate the enemy’s citadel. In New York City, that is The Cobbler’s Club, home to the world-famous Peach Cobbler Girls. But how can a girl who stalks the shadows hide herself in the bright lights of the stage?

CITY OF CORPSES is the fifth book of MOTH & COBWEB, an astonishingly inventive series about magical worlds of Day, Night, and Twilight by John C. Wright.

John C. Wright is one of the living grandmasters of science fiction and the author of THE GOLDEN AGE, AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND, and IRON CHAMBER OF MEMORY, to name just three of his exceptional books.

He has been nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, and his novel SOMEWHITHER won the 2016 Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel at Dragoncon.

CITY OF CORPSES is available from Amazon and from the Castalia House bookstore.

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Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 03, The Little Gray Men, is now posted on Patreon.

Episode 03 The Little Gray Men

In this exciting episode, Colonel Lost, attacked by savage pteranodons, is down to his last bullet, when the flying disk he chased to this eerie land descends to assault him.

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Not Tired of Winning Yet XXIII

Posted June 21, 2017 By John C Wright

Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment.

In a firm 8-0 decision, the court slapped down the Patent and Trademark Office for denying a band federal trademark registration for the name “The Slants,” a derogatory term for orientals. The case involves a very small corner of federal law, but implicates the broader logic of political correctness, which is that speech should be silenced for the greater good if there is a chance that someone, somewhere might be offended by it.

My comment: I am simply not used to coming across so much good news. The last unanimous decision I recall was about the Obama administration demanding to see transcripts of a pastor’s homilies for acceptable content. Only the most outrageously unconstitutional case ever gets a unanimous verdict.

Even the Lefties are not sticking up for Political Correctness in Trump’s America. Lefties in my youth were staunchly pro-free-speech.  May those days come again.

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Fun with Guns

Posted June 21, 2017 By John C Wright

The wife and daughter visited the gunrange. I post this to share the happiness with all fans of armed womenfolk.  Read the remainder of this entry »

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Not Tired of Winning Yet XXII

Posted June 21, 2017 By John C Wright

Republican Secretary of State Handel defeated Democrat documentary film maker Jon Ossoff, despite absurd amounts of money flung into the race by Hollywood and New York. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Dragon Award Nominations Still Open!

Posted June 20, 2017 By John C Wright

What do I recommend for the Dragon Awards this year?

This year I have corrected COUNT TO INFINITY, have written, submitted, rewritten, corrected SWAN KNIGHT’S SON, FEAST OF THE ELFS, SWAN KNIGHT’S SWORD, as well as DAUGHTER OF DANGER, CITY OF CORPSES and four volumes of my pulp novel SUPERLUMINARY, written and submitted TITHE TO TARTARUS, and begun work on LOST ON THE LAST CONTINENT and on NOWHITHER: DROWNED WORLD.

That is a pretty hefty writing schedule for one year. Consequently, I have read exactly two and one half books for my own pleasure that are in the genre. So I have no idea what to recommend is deserving of a Dragon Award.

But, fortunately, I am a member of an evil conspiracy of people who want to restore science fiction awards to science fiction writers on the merit of their science fiction, not on the merit (or otherwise) of books pandering to various fringe psychopathies, sexual neuroses, hysteria, paranoiac delusion, and freakish sociopathies disguised as an abortive political ideology.

As the Grand Inquisitor of the Evil Legion of Evil Authors, I can merely pass along the suggestions of our infernal Darkest of Dark Lords, the Red Savage aka Darth Vox Day. The suggestions below are his, not mine, and I pass them along, hoping to garner votes for SWAN KNIGHT’S SON.

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