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Andrew Klavan on EMPIRE OF LIES

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

One last post before I depart for the Holiday: This is an interview done with Andrew Klavan, and it is the only thriller style book, not science fiction, that I have ever read with complete pleasure:

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Morons Riot for Stupid

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

From the pen of Jordan179, in words so trenchant, biting and true, that I must repeat them here. http://jordan179.livejournal.com/306459.html Morons Riot in Ferguson to Defend Rights of Stupid Big People to Rob, Beat Up Small People After Michael Brown, a really stupid big guy, strong-armed a box of cigars from a store, he was stopped […]

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More Superversion

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

Another link to an essay worth reading. The inestimable Josh Young, who often comments here, responds to the Superversive Literary Counterinsurgency mission statement by hoisting the banner of the Red Cross Knight alongside ours, and leveling a broadside from the ironclad of his worldview. http://thebadgercontemplates.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/on-the-superversive-a-science-fiction-credo/ I say only, hear, hear and I say amen. Here […]

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SF Book Openings

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

The fine folks at SfSignal have asked your humble servant, among others, to hold forth on the best book opens that open when you open a book. Here is my answer: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2014/11/mind-meld-the-best-book-openings/ The purpose of an opening line in a story is to invite the reader into a new world. But when the story is […]

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THE WRIGHT PERSPECTIVE: Unthanksgiving

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

My latest is up at EveryJoe. Sorry about the tasteless girly pictures, but it is the Rightwing way to do what Buzzfeed does. Please stop by and play whackamole with the live-in troll. There is an old Chinese legend of a golden scroll on which the secret of human happiness was written; and sages and […]

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Best Comment Ever

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

The most insightful, balanced, and indeed best comment I have heard on this topic comes from Larry Correia: http://monsterhunternation.com/2014/11/25/the-legalities-of-shooting-people/ I’m writing this blog post because I’ve seen a lot of really ignorant comments from a lot of otherwise intelligent folks about some recent shootings. It is really easy to be swayed by knee jerk emotion, […]

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Today is the Day — Now is the Hour

Posted November 25, 2014 By John C Wright

Bitten By Books and THE UNEXPECTED ENLIGHTENMENT of L Jagi Lamplighter! Here is the link for the Bitten by Books live online chat. Any of the many fans of my wife, or my fan, once he is released from Arkham Asylum, can come by for an online chat. Ravens, Elves, and Witches of all grades […]

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What Went Wrong with SFF?

Posted November 24, 2014 By John C Wright

If you were wondering why the same community which in 1966 awarded the Hugo for best novel to Frank Herbert’s DUNE, a story about messianic politics, ecology, expanded consciousness, genetic destiny and the role of man in the universe, and for best short story to “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” by Harlan Ellison, a story […]

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Worse than Mere Madness

Posted November 20, 2014 By John C Wright

One example of countless: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/392994/university-bans-word-freshman-because-its-sexist-and-promotes-rape-katherine-timpf Elon University in North Carolina banned the word “freshman” from its website and student orientation, claiming it’s sexist and suggests that the young women might make good rape victims. It’s replacing the term with “first-year.” “The term has often been felt to refer to the vulnerableness of young women in […]

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Tarot is Ours

Posted November 20, 2014 By John C Wright

Whoops. This was notes on a future column, which got published by mistake. Since two readers have already commented on it, I cannot in fairness put it back into draft status. So, instead, it is now a ‘posting a link’ post. Time to take Tarot cards back from the occultists. They are ours. The symbolism […]

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