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Category Archives: Drollery
My Book, the Movie, asked me to cast the movie version of THE HERMETIC MILLENNIA. http://mybookthemovie.blogspot.com/2013/12/john-c-wrights-hermetic-millennia.html Here below are my choices for the casting of the characters in The Hermetic Millennia. Unfortunately, the cast list is rather long, so we … Continue reading
The Tor Art Department has not yet decided on a cover for my next book, CONCUBINE VECTOR, which, to be frank, I have not finished or sent to them yet. But I was able to find an artist’s conception of … Continue reading
Here is the cover to JUDGE OF AGES.
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
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
Normally, I do not take up space explaining my books or answering questions about them. They are meant to speak for themselves, or not at all. If there are jests or allusions to other authors in my work, these are … Continue reading
This is a weekend addendum to my weekly Friday post, which concerned the ugly insanity of the political Left and the beauty of the beauty queen Katherine Webb. More than one reader wrote in to say that she was not … Continue reading
My mission as a science fiction writer is foredoomed if the creatures in real life continue to behave in a fashion more alien than any three-eyed Martian, more crazy than the ‘Crazy Years’ Heinlein’s future history predicted, more absurd than … Continue reading
Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, when it is traditional to wear masquerade. (The various antics of disguise and mistaken identity in Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT reflect this the theme of the day, hence the name of the play). And … Continue reading
For those of you who did not get enough Christmas at Christmas Day, let me remind you that today, 31 December, is the Sixth Day of Christmas, when it is tradition to give your true love six geese a-laying. It … Continue reading
Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No … Continue reading
A reader with the eldritch and unspeakable name of Nostreculsus writes: Although cats are disgusting vermin that must be put down, I must warn against any plan to consume their meat in a stew. It is just too dangerous. Science … Continue reading
I assume this seems funny only to me, since, at this date, I am the only one who has read my book so far. Some of the sentences have that odd, mechanical sound of a sentence translated by Google translate … Continue reading
This weekend is my birthday, and it will mark the last 30 days of operation of the online massive multiplayer superhero game CITY OF HEROES. It is being shut down by NC Soft, and, as best we startled and woebegone … Continue reading
The fine fellows over at SFSignal ask the musical question If you were creating the syllabus for a high school (junior or senior) English Literature course, what SF/F stories do you think should be included? I answer the question with … Continue reading
I was giving writing advice to a friend of mine. Here is a snippet of the conversation I’d like to share in case it inspires another would-be author out there: “But you will not do better unless you take up … Continue reading
Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof, except in regard to appointing an unelected Bureaucrat to arbitrarily misdirect private medical insurance funds for non-medical use, such as providing free condoms, free sterilization, … Continue reading
Since at least one witch who (to judge from the comment) knows less about witchcraft than I do had the temerity to question my qualifications to report what it is that neopagans believe, it behooves me to produce my credentials, … Continue reading
(Hat tip to Mark Shea) If you wish to calculate your age on other planets, go here: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/ Please note that the author of this website correctly stated the number of planets in this, the sane version of the solar … Continue reading
I read an article, to which I will not bother to link, which criticized HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins on the grounds that the title of the work was not named after the main character, as it would have been … Continue reading
Back to Part One! -6- “Take hold of this rope,” said the first soldier, “and climb out from your pit, slut. Your presence is requested in another far deeper hell hole.”
On a bitter day, it is better to laugh. For those of you who have not seen it before, here is what all authorities in the science fiction field, namely, myself and Darrell Schweitzer, hold to be the worst SF … Continue reading
I would like to think my advocacy of the ancient and manly arts of chivalry, courtesy, and behavior becoming to a gentleman are having an effect on the younger generation.