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Author Archives: John C Wright
The fine fellows over at SfSignal ask the musical question From Rick Riordan to Dan Simmons, the popularity of Gods, Goddesses and Mythology, especially but not limited to Classical Greco-Roman and Norse mythology seems as fresh as ever. What is … Continue reading
I heard that Gene Wolfe was voted Grandmaster in this years Nebula. Congratulations! Long overdue! This is from Locus Online News: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America named Gene Wolfe the recipient of the 2012 Damon Knight Memorial … Continue reading
I came across this while ego-surfing. The Golden Age by John C. Wright? I am reading this book for AP lit, but there is no sparknotes or anything for this book. Does anyone know any website or book or anything … Continue reading
Thought this was funny. Humor from Israel.
An unwary reader writes in and asks: Here’s a couple of John C. Wright Official Fanboy Questions that I’ve been wondering about, and since this is a post regarding your actual work (as opposed to other topics, like eschatology, morality … Continue reading
As a treat for the readers of HERMETIC MILLENNIA, this is a scene that was cut from the final manuscript for reasons of pacing and length, and because I changed to order of some events, but which I dearly wish … Continue reading
The media is ignoring the story, and so is the GOP. The man killed crying babies, cutting their spines and letting them die, and strapped down a young lady against her will, drugged her, aborted her child, all against her … Continue reading
Aliens are unique to science fiction. In no story about detectives solving a murder or heiresses wondering what baron to wed will you find anything told from the point of view of a nonhuman intelligent creature. All other genres, from … Continue reading
Mrs Wright, the authoress Virginia Johnson and I will be signing books at Prospero Books in historic downtown Manassas, Virginia on Saturday, May the Fourth, between 11am and 3pm. The Address: Prospero Books 9129 Center St. Manassas, VA 20110 (703) … Continue reading
.. from a Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic reviewer who understand the book better that I do. I am not being sarcastic: the reviewer here points out an interesting (to me) and unintended (by me – what the muse intended I … Continue reading
The lovely and talented Mrs Wright says this: Today’s post is in reponse to a reader’s request. Come by and comment on your experiences with writing from real life. http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/285281.html Excerpt: First, I will start by saying that if there … Continue reading
This is from MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry, who is also a professor at Tulane University.
Monday, April 8 is the deadline for submitting comments to the Obama Administration on the latest version of its HHS contraceptive/abortifacient/sterilization mandate. Please take a moment to submit a short online comment in support of religious freedom. Religious freedom is … Continue reading
If, like me, you have too much free time on your hands, you have probably wondered why Snow White, at least as Walt Disney portrays her tale, has small woodland animals to help her with her household chores, with bunnies … Continue reading
A reader with the avian yet leonine name of Griffin ask this question: I guess I’m curious about how you get from inspiration to actual words on the page… Do you start with an interesting idea and see where it … Continue reading
The animals gathered, one by one, outside the final city of Man, furtive, curious, and afraid. All was dark. In the west was a blood-red sunset, and in the east a blood-red moonrise of a waning moon. No lamps shined … Continue reading
From the pen of John Vogt. Vanity urges me to reprint the whole thing, if not justice (since I think his rather minor criticisms about the pacing are fair and correct): Ever read a book that has such high-concept scope … Continue reading
Whither Science Fiction and Fantasy? We know how the futures of the past were portrayed and how the futures of today are told: but how shall the futures of the future look? As you recall from last episode, in this … Continue reading
I was watching DAS RHEINGOLD by Wagner with my children, seeing the dark elfs and bright gods and lumbering giants and lambent nixies all conspiring to possess to posses and fearing the Ring of the Nibelungs, and lusting for the … Continue reading
The lovely and talented Mrs Wright asks all and sundry to come by and share any opinions on the similarities and differences between the literary likes of men and women. http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/280676.html Excerpt: When I was in college, some male friends … Continue reading
Over at CAEI, a commenter named Claude remarks: As a cradle Catholic who has been atheist/agnostic for most of my life, I would agree that atheism is boring. You, a Christian, are commanded to be perfect as your Father in … Continue reading
I thought it my duty to pass this along and urge all my readers to sign the petition, and get three others to do so. Now is the time to redouble our efforts for Pastor Saeed, a U.S. citizen imprisoned … Continue reading