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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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My Daughter’s Other Father

Posted September 14, 2015 By John C Wright

This is a very difficult post for me to write. It is a cry for help. There is a man who runs a boarding school in China, who, during the terrible years before we adopted her, was the only father, helper, and protector my daughter ever knew. His name is Xin Lijian, chairman and founder of the Xinfu […]

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Do presently lose all desire for light

Posted April 22, 2015 By John C Wright

A man with a PhD in English holds forth on my hidden neofascism: “If you got John C. Wright drunk at the bar, you could get him to admit that he thinks transhumanism and black people are ugly for the same reason.” Actually, I am a teetotaler, and I always tell the truth, and I […]

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Prayer Request

Posted April 20, 2015 By John C Wright

I got this letter today: Dear Mr. Wright, I am writing to ask if you would be so kind as to put a prayer request on your site. Through channels at my church it came to my attention that a family in Wisconsin, the Rogen family, is in dire need of prayers and help. Mr. […]

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One More

Posted April 16, 2015 By John C Wright

This one from the Libertarian site: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/04/allan-davis/leftists-attack-libertarian-sci-fi/ To no one’s surprise, the people who idolize reason and liberty are on the side of the science fiction guys weary, bored and annoyed with the yammering and sneering of the self-anointed thought-police, trying so desperately to police the thoughts of people smarter than they. One of the […]

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You Know Who You Are

Posted April 14, 2015 By John C Wright

To whom it may concern: If you ever become a writer, you will get on your knees and pray, dear heavens please send me some reader who will read my work and get it. After going through draft after draft, after sweating ink and weeping in frustration, and finding just the right word, the right […]

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An Open Letter to Mr Hines

Posted December 31, 2014 By John C Wright

Mr Jim Hines takes exception to the grave insult done to all fans of LEGEND OF KORRA by asserting, first, that I am the only one dismayed and dissatisfied by the bad writing, cheap ending, lame out-of-nowhere romance between two female characters (neither of who previously was homosexual) being shoehorned into the last scene in […]

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