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The Vacant Forever Village

Posted February 27, 2015 By John C Wright

I offer this as a vignette for my readers. It is a scene that was removed from VINDICATION OF MAN for reasons of space. Whether any fan of the work will find anything to entertain him, I do not know; which is, of course, a second and stronger reason why it was removed. I proffer […]

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Reviewer Praise for FEASTS AND SEASONS

Posted February 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Yard Sale of the Mind has a fulsome and flattering review of BOOK OF FEASTS AND SEASONS. I had the odd sensation of wanting to read the stories thus described, they sounded so fascinating. The reviewer makes the unintentionally funny comment that I might mislike being compared to one of the most famous writers of […]

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A Fan Manifesto

Posted February 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Challenge accepted, Mr. Torgersen! Background: More than rabbit-souled one self-declared foe of the Sad Puppies slate of Hugo candidates has urged their fellow lapines to shun us and bite us with their wee square rodential teeth to drive us trembling into exile, away from the fuzzy and comfortable warren of right-thinking, that is to say, […]

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Heinlein and the Radicals

Posted February 19, 2015 By John C Wright

I did an interview for an online magazine where I said Heinlein would not win an award from the modern World Con, because World Con had been taken over by social justice warriors who disdained Heinlein’s unique brand of ‘rational anarchism’ (which looks remarkably like what we would call libertarianism), and his attitude toward the […]

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Who is the Muggle and who is the Slan?

Posted February 18, 2015 By John C Wright

UPDATE NOTICE: http://monsterhunternation.com/2015/02/18/book-bomb-novellas-from-the-sad-puppies-slate/ One of the Happy Kittens (as I hereby officially christen the self-declared foes of Sad Puppies) has decreed, speaking ex-cathedra from his bung hole, that we Evil Legionnaires of Evil who support the Sad Puppies ballot are not true, real, authentic fans of science fiction. The esteemed Patrick Richardson expresses an opinion […]

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Ex Opere Operato, or, On Repelling Vampires

Posted February 11, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader with the Celtic name of Deiseach writes: I’ve always had a bit of a problem with that [nb: the concept that faith-based weapons depend on the faith of the wielder], possibly because I seem to incline to the Orthodox view on this, rather than the formal Catholic view (but I yield in filial […]

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Rating Wright for Christ-friendliness

Posted February 10, 2015 By John C Wright

Hmm. I do not score very well on this suggested Christian Rating Scale, parents. My wife told me sternly that I have to write a juvenile next. In my defense, let me say that half the books I wrote, I wrote when I was an atheist, and, second, I wrote them for grownups. Vox Day […]

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Cliometric Predictions as to the Plot in ARCHITECT OF AEONS

Posted February 9, 2015 By John C Wright

Few authors in days past could indulge in one of our favorite pasttimes, which is overhearing what readers think is going to happen next. A reader with the nautical yet leonine name of HMSLion offers what I consider a harsh but fair criticism, and, using the six-million variable calculus of predictive extrapolation, also called Psychohistory, […]

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Rabid Puppies Sample Ballot

Posted February 3, 2015 By John C Wright

An announcement from my Publisher: the words below are his. I urge everyone to click through the link to my story “The Parliament of Beasts and Birds” which he has made available on his website. Rabid Puppies 2015 We of the science fiction Right do not march in lockstep or agree on everything. We span […]

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Amanda Pays and John Wesley Shipp

Posted January 3, 2015 By John C Wright

The TV show THE FLASH from time to time gives little gifts to the fans of the comic, not to mention fans of the shortlived 1990-1991 show from a while back. Has it really been that long? http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=112174 Personally, I always thought Amanda Pays was one of the best things about the show. That said, […]

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