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Petty Puppy-Kickers on the March

Posted May 22, 2015 By John C Wright

From the blog of Theodore Beale, the Most Hated Man in the Solar System: Glenn Hauman issued a second call for anti-Puppy Amazon reviews, this time on File 770: Glenn Hauman on April 15, 2015 You can game Amazon ratings as well. Here’s a list of all of Mr. Beale’s nominees, complete with handy links […]

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The Uncorrectors are Never Right

Posted May 21, 2015 By John C Wright

The groundlings over at 770 — I am too lazy to provide links —  seem to be baffled that I make the following simpleminded yet goodnatured jest: “I actually have rather plebeian tastes. Albeit I suppose a real plebeian would not know the word “plebeian”. He would use the phrase “the hoi polloi” instead.” Joining […]

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The Customer is Always Right

Posted May 21, 2015 By John C Wright

It would be untoward for me to comment on the mental processes of any readers disappointed in my humble work. If I fail to please, the fault is mine, not theirs. Nonetheless, from time to time the causes for discontent are worthy of note. For example, in the novella ‘One Bright Star to Guide Them’ […]

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A Dream about the Worst Vikings Ever

Posted May 19, 2015 By John C Wright

Normally I do not talk about where I get my ideas, but let me make an exception. I get them in my sleep, which is why whenever the wife finds me snoring on the couch, I tell her I am hard at work. I had an odd dream this morning, but the idea is one […]

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Danger: Humans

Posted April 27, 2015 By John C Wright

If you recall the climax of HG Wells’ WAR OF THE WORLDS, you might imagine the poor highly organize and highly unified Martians coming to many of these same conclusions: and certainly the Kzin in Larry Niven eventually did, and an entire story arc of Marvel Comics was concerned with the Skrull coming to a […]

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This should also go on the Wall of Awesome

Posted April 27, 2015 By John C Wright

A friend sent me this link, which I found both awesome and amusing. Odd that they mention cursorial hunting — that notion crops up in VINDICATION OF MAN, when the humans have an audience with the Hyades Cluster emissary-mind, it explains that the solar-system-sized artificial intelligence humans called The Beast, which was the military governor […]

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A Grocery List

Posted April 18, 2015 By John C Wright

A fan remarks: “I would rather read Wright’s grocery list than any of the “literary” stuff in the genre now.” How funny you should mention that! I happen to have my grocery list right here. Items to pick up: A pound of Apples, despite that this mortal fruit is the one whose taste brought all […]

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Best Product Review Ever

Posted April 14, 2015 By John C Wright

Please see: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3RP8IR1GBP75M/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003G4IM4S&nodeID=165793011&store=toys-and-games

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Social Justice League of Race and Gender!

Posted April 1, 2015 By John C Wright

I have an announcement and a question. Announcement first: All New Team! All Different Avengers! Now purged of White Males! This is the cover for All-New, All-Different Avengers, which will premiere on May 2nd. How are they all different? Let’s look. Starting from the bottom left, we have Ms Marvel. This is not Carol Danvers, […]

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Some details on the Sandbar Fight

Posted March 21, 2015 By John C Wright

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbar_Fight#Brawl On September 19, 1827, both Bowie and Mr Wright attended a duel on a sandbar outside of Natchez, Mississippi. Bowie supported duelist Samuel Levi Wells III, while Wright favored Dr. Thomas Harris Maddox, both of Alexandria, Louisiana. About 16 men were present. Wells had also brought supporters, including Major George McWhorter and […]

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