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Timescales in the Eschaton Sequence

Posted January 9, 2018 By John C Wright

As a young reader, I remember poring with fascination over by the timelines appearing in appendices to Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, THE WORM OUROBOROS by E.R. Eddison, and especially the immense scales of the timelines appearing in LAST AND FIRST MEN and STARMAKER by Olaf Stabledon. As a writer, my fascination has […]

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COUNT TO INFINITY — Chapter One

Posted January 2, 2018 By John C Wright

Here follows an excerpt from COUNT TO INFINITY.  — PART ELEVEN: The Edge of Orion  — CHAPTER ONE: The Cataclysmic Variable in Canes Venatici 1. The Ghost AD 92000 to 95500 He was dead, that was sure; but not entirely, and not permanently. When awareness fled and all activity ceased, it could have been called […]

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A Christmas Gift to all my Readers

Posted December 22, 2017 By John C Wright

A ferocious Celt with a ruddy beard does a reading of my short story ‘Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.’ This story was on the ballot, if only briefly, for a Hugo Award, for which I am grateful to my readers, even though, technically, it is a mainstream story and not science fiction at all. Here […]

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Fooled by Heinlein for Forty Years

Posted November 24, 2017 By John C Wright

This is a reprint of an entry I wrote in 2003, and again in 2009. In 2003, only two people were reading my journal. One called me provincial, and the other upbraided me for hypocrisy. Typical. Both were younger than I, and neither saw the portrait of himself in my description of my youthful arrogance. […]

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Speculations on the Last Continent

Posted October 6, 2017 By John C Wright

An eagle eyed reader of Lost on the Last Continent offers the following speculation. In the most recent episode Colonel Lost meets, fights, and speaks to a young druzhinnik from a mythical lost city in medieval Russia. One reader somewhat cryptically remarked that there was an astonishingly short gap of time between them. Another offered […]

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SJW Marvel

Posted September 28, 2017 By John C Wright

There may be those of you who think I am kidding about the state of Marvel comics, and the concerted, coordinated effort the Left is making there, as with the Hugos, to blot out everything we love in the Pop culture, and replace it with politically correct doublethink and dullness, virtue signaling and depravity. Below […]

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D&C on Marvel LEGACY

Posted September 28, 2017 By John C Wright

At least one reviewer has looked over Marvel LEGACY #1 and, as I suspected, panned it as being the same boring SJW trash as ever. On this variant cover, all the beloved characters appear, including Thor, Cap, Spidey, Iron Man, Hulk, each in the real version. There is even a curvaceous and feminine version of […]

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Name the DC or Marvel Character

Posted September 26, 2017 By John C Wright

A recent column of mine complaining about the blotting out of all the mainstream and long loved Marvel characters has been met with what I assume are ceremonial denials but those whose “narrative” (that is, a dogmatically held and deliberately false picture of the universe) requires them to utter these words. Oceania has always been at […]

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Milo on Comicgate

Posted September 22, 2017 By John C Wright

Worth reading for any fan of comics. Take a look at who these people are and what they do. https://milo.yiannopoulos.net/2017/09/exit-right-to-comicgate/ Start writing letters to Disney. Someone in that organization must still be interested in making money and pleasing the fans.

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Three Origins of Superheroes

Posted September 22, 2017 By John C Wright

Alexander Macris was my editor when I worked for EveryJoe. I liked working with him and hope to do so again. Here he gives his theory of the three origins of superheroes: There are only three origin stories for superheroes. Everything else is just re-mixing on these three ingredients. Ordinary person accidentally becomes extraordinary through chance. […]

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