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The Official Alphabetical List of Author Success

Posted July 26, 2014 By John C Wright

I hope any reader of mine will also become a reader of Larry Correia. We do not write the same sort of books, but we have the same sort of attitude. He has posted a humorous look at the A-List through Z-List of authors, and what are their identifying marks. Some of this is inside […]

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The Devil’s Dictionary

Posted July 18, 2014 By John C Wright

Vox Day here ponders the odd Eleven Commandments of Progressivism, here propounded by that Moses of the Left, Elizabeth Warren. Allow me to introduce my own translation from Newspeak to English: 1. “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.” Translation: We want the benefits […]

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From the Pen of Sean Davis

Posted July 3, 2014 By John C Wright

This could almost be a haiku representing postmodern nonthought on the topic:   “Get your politics out of my bedroom!” “Not a problem. I’m just going to grab my wallet before I leave.” “The wallet stays, bigot.” https://twitter.com/seanmdav/statuses/483647455662055426 And also this gem by Sean Davis, brought to our attention by a reader:   “Go bake […]

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Humor

Posted June 28, 2014 By John C Wright

Or prophecy. You decide.

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The Problem of Evil in Spooky Stories

Posted May 20, 2014 By John C Wright

This is a reprint of a column first published here in 2010. I am reprinting it now, just in case I ever talk Castalia House into publishing another volume of my nonfiction articles. ___________________________ “It is the eve of St. George’s Day. Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, all the […]

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A Comment I had to Share

Posted May 19, 2014 By John C Wright

Over at Monster Hunter Nation some no-talent stalker harassing Larry Correia, our feared and beloved International Lord of Hate, left this comment: “I’m curious about the legality of hiring a paramilitary organization to go shoot up Boko Haram. Is that against some international law? ” I am a lawyer, but this is not my field, […]

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SF to English Dictionary

Posted May 16, 2014 By John C Wright

This is also a reprint of an article from 2008: In a previous post, I used some nonstandard terms specific to the genre subculture known as Slandom. “as thick as a padawan in kemmer trying Rishathra on a Deltan nerf-herder.” For those of you muggles who cannot grok our Slan L33tspeak, I will provide a […]

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Alignment

Posted May 12, 2014 By John C Wright

I’ve always been mildly puzzled, and, because I am a geek, mildly annoyed, by the ‘Alignments’ in Dungeons and Dragons. For those of you who never played Dungeons and Dragons, I gaze with covetousness upon your good sense spending time outdoors or playing chess or collecting stamps or something clearly more useful to God and […]

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Instapundit and the World Crime League

Posted May 6, 2014 By John C Wright

Sarah Hoyt, who is not even a minion of mine, has done me the unsolicited honor of promoting my book on Instapundit: http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/188088/ And she speaks of herself in the third person. Could she be a Dark Lord (or, in her case, Dark Lady) in her own right? Does she have drug-maddened Dacoit assassins, a […]

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Ad Copy

Posted May 6, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader with the triskdecaphiliac yet hundredfold name of Centurion 13 writes in about the ad copy describing TRANSHUMAN AND SUBHUMAN: “one of science fiction’s greatest living masters.” I … um, okay. Really? I can’t imagine this came from Mister Wright himself, as he seems quite humble. Is the hyperbole necessary? My comment: You are […]

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