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Hugo Awards for 2016

Posted August 21, 2016 By John C Wright

The results are now in! This is what is being held up as the best science fiction of the year. Sic Transit Gloria Hugo. The Fifth Season N. K. Jemisin Best Novel Cat Pictures Please Naomi Kritzer Best Short Story Folding Beijing Hao Jingfang Best Novelette Binti Nnedi Okorafor Best Novella Uncanny Magazine Lynne M. […]

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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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Dragoncon and Worldcon

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

Here are some photos from Dragoncon, home of the Dragon Award for Excellence in Science Fiction. It is an award based on fan votes. My book SOMEWITHER is up for an award this years, and I am soliciting your vote. If you are unable to read the book in time to vote, I will read […]

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Grandson of the Black Sword

Posted August 14, 2016 By John C Wright

Certain readers said my links to this column are bad. I reprint all columns o this topic here in honor of the upcoming Dragon Award, in hope of garnering votes for Mr. Correia.  *** Review of Chapter 1-15 of SON OF THE BLACK SWORD This is not a book review, because I have not finished […]

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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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Rabid Puppies Strike Back!

Posted July 20, 2016 By John C Wright

I don’t have any works of my own up for a Hugo this year, but I urge all fans of non-Morlock science fiction to bestir themselves and vote. The Evil Legion of Evil Authors has declared war on the Morlocks. Our Dark Lord, Vox Day of the Infinite Evil, helpfully posts his voting preferences. Question: […]

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An Essay on the Decline of Science Fiction

Posted May 26, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader opined that the motives of the SJWs were the quite understandable indignation at the injustice of judging someone on the basis of qualities, like race, which he could not change. I was at a loss, because I did not have ready to hand a list of quotes and excerpts to show that this […]

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The Decline of SF by QQ

Posted May 24, 2016 By John C Wright

A strange creature named QuQu asks the strange question why so many acquisition editors talk more about politics than books they’ve read and liked, and other trenchant questions.  

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Social Justice Archipelago

Posted May 20, 2016 By John C Wright

If you wish to see what your fiancee is most likely to become as years pass, meet and speak with her mother.  Likewise, if you wish to understand the modern Left, note what prior generations of Leftists have done in nations where they assumed power. A passage from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. At the […]

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Delenda Est 3: the Joke Police

Posted May 7, 2016 By John C Wright

The madness continues. The line at about the 4.20 mark about the masculine-of-center genderqueer girl named Timothy who insisted on being called ‘he’ being refused her position as a diversity officer because she was now a white male sounds … it sound like a joke invented by sci-fi satirist Ron Goulart. Tell me: do you […]

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