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It is Darker Than You Think

Posted August 20, 2016 By John C Wright

Dave Truesdale, the editor of Tangent Online, was asked to moderate a panel on the state of short science fiction at MidAmericaCon II. He took the opportunity to introduce the topic of how political correctness is destroying the market, a topic that is no more controversial that talking about the hot weather in August. He […]

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Young Mrs. Wright and her Legalistic Atheist Friend

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

A controversial post this week from the lovely and talented Mrs Wright. She asks when is it right and proper to murder grandma? http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2016/08/16/when-can-we-murder-grandma/. She was Miss Lamplighter at the time when the events described took place. I wonder who the friend was with whom she was secretly in love. Many years ago, I was […]

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Larry!

Posted August 11, 2016 By John C Wright

He says what needs saying. Take heed: http://monsterhunternation.com/2016/08/08/fisking-the-latest-diversity-in-sci-fi-freak-out/   Editors, understand your target market, then buy stories you think your audience will like enough so they will continue to give you money for them. Authors, write the best stories you can and try to sell them. Be professional. Keep improving. Repeat.   My comment: imagine […]

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For Appendix N Fans

Posted August 1, 2016 By John C Wright

As regular readers may recall, I am something of the fan of the books and authors listed in Appendix N of Gary Gygax’s Appendix to the old rulebook for Dungeons and Dragons. You may also recall that Jeffro Johnson did a series of articles about the Appendix N books, and wrote with such verve and […]

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From the pen of John Lott

Posted June 24, 2016 By John C Wright

John R. Lott, author of MORE GUNS LESS CRIME, holds forth on the unwisdom of so called Gun-free zones. They are, of course, Self-Defense-free zones, herds of prey were there are no bulls with sharp, scary horns to defend the cows and calves. These shooters are crazy, but not stupid. Even dumb beasts know to […]

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Time for a Temperance Movement

Posted June 17, 2016 By John C Wright

I read this column by Rod Dreher, which I quote in full below. The italic words below are Mr. Dreher’s; the indented text is the anonymous law enforcement officer whose sad and grim words he quotes. A reader who is a veteran police detective in a major college town writes in response to the “What […]

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Landscape of the Night Lands

Posted June 16, 2016 By John C Wright

Here is an article I wished I had seen before I wrote my NIGHT LANDS homage. The landscape here, with its lava lakes and salt flats, chemical springs and rivers leading nowhere, seemed much like the haunted nightscape surrounding the Last Redoubt. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160614-the-people-and-creatures-living-in-earths-hottest-place?ocid=ww.social.link.email

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Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube: Censors

Posted June 13, 2016 By John C Wright

I have heard of Leftists already blaming the NRA, the teachings of the Christian Church, and Donald Trump for the shooting in Orlando. As far as I know, none of these comments were eliminated due to their political content. On the other hand, these examples speak for themselves. http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/06/13/twitter-bans-anti-censorship-campaigner-mark-kern-suggesting-mosques-surveilled/ http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/15/gay-conservative-milo-yiannopoulos-suspended-twitter-ahead-orlando-meetup/ http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/13/pulse-club-massacre-time-gays-come-home-republican-party/ https://www.rt.com/viral/346494-facebook-reddit-censor-orlando/ http://pamelageller.com/2016/06/facebook-bans-pamela-geller-from-posting-in-wake-of-orlando-nightclub-jihad-massacre.html/

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Equal to Nothing

Posted June 2, 2016 By John C Wright

A voice in the wilderness is crying out that perhaps no one should allow lunacy into his language. Stella Morabito offers a rare bit of clarity about the impossibility of clear and honest speech while using unclear and deceptive vocabulary. http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/31/why-you-should-stop-using-the-word-gender Let’s stop polluting our language with the word “gender.” Corruption of the English language […]

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Tom Simon’s Latest Book

Posted June 2, 2016 By John C Wright

Please patronize my friend and colleague, Tom Simon, who has just released his latest anthology:  THE WORM OF THE AGES AND OTHER TAILS: SIX SHORT FANTASIES. It is available in ebook form through Amazon. A print edition of THE WORM OF THE AGES should be available in a few days. Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GCCT4DS This little volume […]

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