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Lost Works TITUS GROAN

Posted March 14, 2017 By John C Wright

I have boldly attempting a Jeffro Johnsonian feat of reviewing most or all of the authors in Lin Carter’s Ballatine Adult Fantasy series from the 1960’s. Today’s offering is one of my least favorite books of all time: TITUS GROAN by Mervyn Peake. Although I try to be fair to it, alas, I fail. http://www.castaliahouse.com/wright-on-lost-works-titus-groan/ […]

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Lazarus and Dracula

Posted March 14, 2017 By John C Wright

SAMURAI JACK is back, and is just as good as you remember it. If you have a cable provider, you can watch it here: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/samurai-jack/xcii/ Obviously there is another voice for Aku, since the great Mako has passed away, but the look, the action, the energy, the humor, it is all there, all just as […]

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ROGUE ONE (Spoiler Free Review)

Posted December 17, 2016 By John C Wright

Having waited too long to write a review of DR. STRANGE, it behooves me to be more prompt to review ROGUE ONE. Before any review, let me get one thing out of the way: I freely confess I had precisely zero interest in seeing this film, but a friend who was visiting for the evening […]

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DR STRANGE

Posted December 13, 2016 By John C Wright

The film is probably no longer in theaters, but I finally have time to write a belated review of this film. Short Review: Spectacular, magical, enchanting, overawing, satisfying! Five stars out of five.

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Batman: Bad Blood

Posted October 11, 2016 By John C Wright

I decided to take an evening off writing and watch an animated movie. I have been particularly fond of the DC animated films in the past, and so thought I would give a recent one (you can stream it for three bucks, cheaper than a cup of Starbucks coffee). Well, I am about halfway through […]

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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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