Archive for August, 2016

Superluminary, Episode 16, The Great Eye of Zeta Herculis

Posted August 31, 2016 By John C Wright

Superluminary, Episode 16, THE GREAT EYE OF ZETA HERCULIS, is posted on Patreon: Episode 16 The Great Eye of Zeta Herculis In this exciting episode, the dead star system of Zeta Herculis is examined by the castaways, and one of the interstellar-strength neutron star weapons that long ago obliterated all biological life in the galaxy is found. […]

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In my youth, with a few rare exceptions, there was a clear demarcation between science fiction and the muggle world of the literary establishment. The difference was startling: The science fiction stories were constructed according to sound and true principles of story telling. Establishment works were pretentious. artsy, experimental, elliptical, unreadable. The science fiction story […]

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Swan Knight’s Son

Posted August 29, 2016 By John C Wright

An announcement from my publisher, which I am very pleased to pass along: We are very pleased and proud to announce the beginning of a brand new YA fantasy series from John C. Wright that we anticipate may one day be worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as classic fantasy series such as […]

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Let us cut to the chase. Think back to the day when you first discovered that you were a meat robot without free will, without freedom, and without dignity. Did the discovery fill you with awe, rapture, wonder and gratitude? For, if not, the discovery is false. Truth is majestic and majesty provokes awe; truth […]

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Book Review: Ted Chiang’s STORY OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS

Posted August 27, 2016 By John C Wright

This is a reprint of my review, which I posted to Amazon.com, of Ted Chiang’s STORY OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS. It was written a few years ago, back when I was an atheist: (WARNING! I am a science-fiction writer in economic competition with Mr. Chiang. All my gripes must be taken with a grain […]

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SOULDANCER available free today, tomorrow

Posted August 26, 2016 By John C Wright

A letter from an ally Dear Mr. Wright; You are surely aware of this year’s Hugo results at the time of this writing. Though small compared to the outrage committed against Dr. Pournelle, the Worldcon clique chose to insult the readers who nominated me for the Campbell by publicly contradicting their judgment that I am worthy of consideration for […]

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It’s Official! SOMEWHITHER is a Finalist!!

Posted August 26, 2016 By John C Wright

Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm by John C. Wright is a finalist for a Dragon Award. These will be presented on Sunday, September 4th , at 2:30 pm in Centennial 1 of the Hyatt Regency at the Dragon Con 30 in Atlanta, Ga. A message from DragonCon that might be of interest to my […]

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New under Free Fic

Posted August 26, 2016 By John C Wright

I have added one of my short stories under the Free Fic button in my header: ‘The Far End of History: A Tale from the Last Days of the Seventh Mental Structure’ It was originally published in New Space Opera II, ed. Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, Eos (2009). I thought it would serve as a useful […]

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Larry Correia Reminds You to Vote

Posted August 26, 2016 By John C Wright

I read this announcement at the Monster Hunter Nation website, and wanted to pass it along. Vote for SOMEWHITHER, or I will George RR Martinize your favorite characters! The voting for the Dragon Awards closes at the end of the month. Please spread the word and tell your friends. The Dragons are open to all […]

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Writing is a Great Profession

Posted August 25, 2016 By John C Wright

Writing is a great profession! All you have to do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until your eyes bleed, and write a story — compared to lumberjack, ditch-digger, farmhand, truckdriver, mafia hitman, or any honest labor requiring skill and effort, being a bard is the bomb! The muse does all the hard […]

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