Archive for August, 2016

Superluminary, Episode 15, Blind Jump

Posted August 24, 2016 By John C Wright

Superluminary, Episode 15, BLIND JUMP, is posted on Patreon: Episode 15 Blind Jump In this exciting episode, in order to escape the sudden and berserk attack of the undead monstrosities of Alpha Centauri, Aeneas Tell and his two stowaways are forced to engage the warpcore without any navigational calculus, to re-emerge into timespace at a […]

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The Morlock Morlocks More

Posted August 21, 2016 By John C Wright

It is a pleasure to be alive during the last days of Social Justice Fandom. These creatures, by and large, are old, sickly and obese, and playing little more than a delaying game against time, hoping that the friendly press will keep the buying public in ignorance, deceived by hoopla, one year more, one month, […]

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Pulp is Back

Posted August 21, 2016 By John C Wright

A comment by Jeffro Johnson that bears repeating and pondering: the elevation of Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein to the status of “the big three” is basically a repudiation of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Post-Christian sff is also post-romance. If you look at what actually fired the imaginations of sff game designers in the seventies, I think […]

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Hugo Awards for 2016

Posted August 21, 2016 By John C Wright

The results are now in! This is what is being held up as the best science fiction of the year. Sic Transit Gloria Hugo. The Fifth Season N. K. Jemisin Best Novel Cat Pictures Please Naomi Kritzer Best Short Story Folding Beijing Hao Jingfang Best Novelette Binti Nnedi Okorafor Best Novella Uncanny Magazine Lynne M. […]

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Newton Wrote in Latin, ergo Gravity is Unreal?

Posted August 20, 2016 By John C Wright

I see Dr. Andreassen has once again deigned to haunt my website. Sad experience has taught me that he has indeed, like the villains at the end of THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH, been reduced to the meat robot he says all men are. If you prove a point in debate with him, his brain mechanism conveniently erases […]

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It is Darker Than You Think

Posted August 20, 2016 By John C Wright

Dave Truesdale, the editor of Tangent Online, was asked to moderate a panel on the state of short science fiction at MidAmericaCon II. He took the opportunity to introduce the topic of how political correctness is destroying the market, a topic that is no more controversial that talking about the hot weather in August. He […]

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Parable of the Stopsign

Posted August 19, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader asked me about materialism and immaterialism. It was not the absurdly dishonest Dr. Andreassen, also known as Mechanoshakespeare-Man, so I thought it no waste of time to answer and explain my reasoning. In case any one of my readers is a masochist, or a new reader, or a student of philosophy interested in what […]

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Shanghaied Again!

Posted August 18, 2016 By John C Wright

Hey, Jagi, here. A fan asked a while ago if John would clarify something about his Patreon account.  He hasn’t, so I will. The pledge on Patreon is per month. Not per episode. If you want to pledge $1 per month, that is $12 per year. That is what John asked for, because he figured […]

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Somewhither Mini-Review! And Drinking Game!

Posted August 18, 2016 By John C Wright

Behold! Here is a guest review, from our own Mr. Davidson, of my reward-not-yet-winning book SOMEWHITHER, ripped from the comments boxes of this very website! His opinion unfolded as we were discussing the new SOMEWHITHER drinking game (called Six Degrees from Captain Kirk–I am not sure how the drinking fits in) where the reader takes a […]

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Never is a Long Time

Posted August 18, 2016 By John C Wright

I assume that if you have been following the news, you heard nothing whatever about these speeches, or heard the distorted opposite of the facts. As  a public service I offer the links here. These are the only speeches since Reagan that have ever stirred my heart, stimulated my imagination, or made me bolt upright […]

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