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Wow!

Posted October 31, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader just sent me a crate of the complete Ballantine Adult Fantasy series edited by Lin Carter, which was the backbone of all fantasy reading for SFF fans of my generation. The wife and I are debating which of our twelve bookshelves to clear off and give all these unwrinkled paperbacks a fine new home […]

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Eagle!

Posted September 29, 2016 By John C Wright

My eldest son just passed his board of review, and is an Eagle Scout. He is the first in my extended family ever to achieve that rank. 

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Tabling the Conversation

Posted September 6, 2016 By John C Wright

I am ready to call a cease fire in the ongoing non-debate with 1RW on the mysteries of matter worship. A cease fire and not a surrender: I will reopen the debate once he agrees to follow, and shows himself able to follow, the rules and usages of this fashion of war. My boasted patience […]

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On the Feast of the Assumption

Posted August 15, 2016 By John C Wright

Send by a friend: There was a beautiful reading in the Office of Readings today. I thought I should share it, especially with John Wright. St. John of Damascus was a Syrian monk and priest, from the same stock from which the Maronites descended. He lived in the monastery of Mar Saba near Jerusalem in […]

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Pray for Light in the Darkness

Posted August 15, 2016 By John C Wright

For those of you suffering from the two-dimensional worldview called secularism, which ignores all spiritual reality, or you Christians suffering from complacency, where you perhaps think our current spiritual reality is in good order, here is a reminder that we human live on a battlefield where godlike powers, principalities, dominions, archangels and angels wrestle over the […]

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Speaking Truth to Power is Speaking Love

Posted April 6, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader thanked me for speaking the truth. The compliment shames me, for I see my shortcomings. I wish I spoke the more of the truth, a more holy truth,  more often. Often I speak out of wrath, and that is always a lie. The Leftists, and Jihadists, Newspapermen, SJWs, Morlocks, Puppykickers and Crybullies all […]

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5000 Thanks for Dr T

Posted March 24, 2016 By John C Wright

A few days ago I wrote a post where I mentioned an album I was eyeing with envy, for some enterprising and unduly devout music historian had unearthed the long lost original soundtrack, and music sketches, alternate versions and cut themes from that wonderful and criminally obscure film THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR T, the […]

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Farewell to David Hartwell from his Wife

Posted January 22, 2016 By John C Wright

This is from the pen of Kathryn Cramer, wife of David Hartwell. The words below are hers, not mine. Til Death Did Us Part I just awoke from this horrible dream that David Hartwell, my husband, had fallen down the stairs and died. And now that I am fully awake, it is still true, and […]

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Farewell to David Hartwell from a Friend

Posted January 21, 2016 By John C Wright

This is from the pen of Andy Duncan, award-wining writer who talked to Mr.Hartwell but yesterday. The words below are his, not mine. David G. Hartwell and I talked on the phone for about an hour Tuesday afternoon, between 3 and 4, Eastern time. I was returning his call. Once our small business was done, […]

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David Geddes Hartwell, 1941-2016

Posted January 20, 2016 By John C Wright

Here are memorial comments on the passing of Mr. Hartwell by two of the most prestigious and well-known editors in the field. Patrick Nielsen Hayden To call our relationship “complicated” is to understate the case. We were friends. We were also editors working the same patch—him older and more eminent, me younger and more energetic. […]

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