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Book Review: Ted Chiang’s STORY OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS

Posted August 27, 2016 By John C Wright

This is a reprint of my review, which I posted to Amazon.com, of Ted Chiang’s STORY OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS. It was written a few years ago, back when I was an atheist: (WARNING! I am a science-fiction writer in economic competition with Mr. Chiang. All my gripes must be taken with a grain […]

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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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Story Telling in the Hydra Era

Posted July 29, 2016 By John C Wright

A man who loves swimming and diving loves the shallows and their particular beauties as much as he loves the depths. Likewise, a science fiction fanboy like myself likes the shallower parts of the speculative fiction cosmos, including comic books and manga, cartoons and anime. I recently, at the request of a reader (to whom I […]

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Soviet Three Stooges

Posted May 12, 2016 By John C Wright

I made a references in passing to the Soviet counterpart to The Three Stooges, and a reader wondered jokingly if I meant a politician. While that is funny, I was actually talking about three comedians who did a number of films in the Soviet Union together, including one released in America as ‘Prisoner of the Caucasus’ […]

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Chapter 38 is really good. I’m just saying.

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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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Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia

Posted March 23, 2016 By John C Wright

This is not a book review, because I have not finished reading the book yet. I am only on Chapter 15. But I promised myself to write a blog post praising this book, because I think it is one of Larry Correia’s best, and I found out to my chagrin that he wrote a post […]

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The Debaculous Fiasco of Dr. Seuss

Posted March 10, 2016 By John C Wright

Once upon a time, Dr. Seuss, world-famous children’s book author and illustrator, went to Hollywood and made a movie called THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR.T. (His real name is Theodor S. Geisel, which I first learned because his nephew went to my High School.) Dr. Seuss was responsible for the story, screenplay, lyrics, and set […]

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Father Elijah and Alpha Centauri

Posted February 29, 2016 By John C Wright

I told myself I was going to read DIALOG WITH TRYPHO for my Lenten reading, but I got derailed. It seems that the author of VOYAGE TO ALPHA CENTAURI (which I enjoyed despite its non-science-fictiony mood and flavor) has written a political thriller about the End Times called FATHER ELIJAH: AN APOCALYPSE. This was not […]

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The Superversive World of Harry Potter

Posted February 2, 2016 By John C Wright

Amazing what you can find on the Internet. Here is an article I wrote two years ago which I frankly have no memory of writing, nor was it listed in my list of published works: but it is clearly mine. It was published by the same fine fellows, Intercollegiate Review, who published my seminal article […]

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