Drollery Archive

Video Break!

Posted September 13, 2016 By John C Wright

I was writing a scene that takes place near the supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way, and typed a search term into Google to find any true but fascinating astronomical tidbits I might be able to use. Not long ago, I was so flabbergasted by some of the real astronomical wonders […]

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From the Pen of Brad Torgersen

Posted September 7, 2016 By John C Wright

Puppy-in-Chief Brad Torgersen asks the musical question: Apparently the Dragon Awards are “bad” or at least invalid, because voters are not charged a fee for participation. Simply anyone can cast a vote. Perhaps (gasp) more than once? Mind you, this charge is leveled by the same camp that screams bloody murder over voter ID laws; for state […]

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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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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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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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Dragoncon and Worldcon

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

Here are some photos from Dragoncon, home of the Dragon Award for Excellence in Science Fiction. It is an award based on fan votes. My book SOMEWITHER is up for an award this years, and I am soliciting your vote. If you are unable to read the book in time to vote, I will read […]

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Somewhither and Feminine Agency

Posted August 15, 2016 By John C Wright

In which I continue to discuss, without ever being so bold as to raise any argument in contradiction to any reader’s judgment, a certain review of SOMEWHITHER by a reader who struggled mightily to overcome his bigotry against the Christian worldview, which he confuses with predestinationary determinism where God Almighty punishes men for their political opinions, […]

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Somewhither and the Power of the Cross

Posted August 14, 2016 By John C Wright

I am continuing a discussion concerning three criticisms leveled against SOMEWHITHER by a reviewer who tried manfully to put aside his grinding, migraine-sized hatred of Christianity, and of me in particular, to give my work a fair hearing. Whether he achieved this high ambition or failed in a particularly embarrassing unselfaware display of gross anti-christian […]

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Somewhither and the Curse of Eve

Posted August 13, 2016 By John C Wright

SOMEWHITHER is currently a candidate for the Dragon Con Award, and I hope any reader wishing to support my work will consider voting for it. Sign up is here: http://application.dragoncon.org/dc_fan_awards_signup.php To promote interest in the book, I thought I would find some excuse to discuss and describe it. I read a review from a year […]

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Posted June 4, 2016 By John C Wright

In case you need to know an evil acronym of an evil spy organization, here are a few: SP.E.C.T.R.E. = Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion T.H.R.U.S.H. = Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity H.I.V.E. =Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Extermination A.I.M.= Advanced Idea Mechanics C.O.B.R.A. = Criminal […]

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