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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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Guest Column THE COMEDIANS

Posted January 9, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader sent me this letter, which, with his permission, I reprint here as a guest column and review of this book. Note that Moorlockery, Social Justice, Postmodernism, Postrationalism, Self-Important Holier-Than-Thou Jabberwocky, Cultural Marxism, Coprophagy, or whatever you want to call this moral and mental disease that has corrupted our society not only destroys comic books […]

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The Force Snores in Its Sleep: Questions on Lewis and Campbell

Posted December 29, 2015 By John C Wright

Readers in private emails asked me two questions about my review of THE FORCE AWAKENS whose answers I suspect some readers here might be interested in reading, to help spark additional debate. First Question: One reader asked why I did not use the method first described in C.S. Lewis’ seminal work, AN EXPERIMENT IN CRITICISM, to govern my analysis, […]

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The Force Awakens and Hits the Snooze Button

Posted December 24, 2015 By John C Wright

I have written many articles on many unimportant social and political issues, but nothing has the weight and gravity of this, my attempted review of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. You may wonder why so much fervor and rhetorical pyrotechnics is now and ever will be expended on what is basically a Flash Gordon Space-Samurai […]

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The Martian

Posted October 29, 2015 By John C Wright

Best movie all year. No science fiction fan has a valid excuse not to like this movie. I was sure they would mess it up, but it was a remarkably faithful adaptation from the book. I will write up a longer review in days to come, time permitting. In the meantime, go see it. Take […]

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How to Ruin Batgirl

Posted July 9, 2015 By John C Wright

I did not read the original comic on which this is based, so perhaps the original in not this toxic, but here is the motion-comic version of BATGIRL YEAR ONE: http://www.animetoon.eu/watch-batgirl-year-one-motion-comics You can also find it on YouTube. But don’t bother. This is the worst Batgirl of all time. This does for Batgirl when the […]

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Kilgore on Old Man’s War

Posted April 28, 2015 By John C Wright

Mr Kenton Kilgore wrote a review of John Scalzi’s OLD MAN’S WAR which so exactly matches my judgment, what I liked, what I disliked, and what left me feeling Laodicean (neither hot nor cold) that it excuses me from the need to write a review myself: http://kentonkilgore.com/blog/2015/04/27/a-new-look-at-old-mans-war/ ADDENDUM: As it turns out, I did have […]

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