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The Legless Man Teaches Running

Posted May 3, 2016 By John C Wright

Whatever political differences of opinion I may have with Mr. George R.R. Martin, I must rally to his defense when he is criticized unfairly. http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2016/May/40/5/magazine/article/10832303/ Here is the opening paragraph of an opinion piece by one Douglas Wilson: So what is objectionable about Game of Thrones? In posing the question, please note that I am […]

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New Warriors FTW!

Posted April 30, 2016 By John C Wright

Nate Winchester comments on my affection for the New Warriors from Marvel Comics: New Warriors? Man your tastes really ARE plebeian. ;) (said with all the fondness and love I can muster) Plebeian? I’ll say. NEW WARRIORS are the most starchy, idea-free, second-hand collection of Z-list supers ever. I achieve the state of a paragon […]

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Congratulate me, for the first draft of my latest book, GREEN KNIGHT’S SQUIRE, was finished last night. It is my first attempt at a juvenile, and tells the story of Gilberec Moth, a sixteen year old from North Carolina, who is unpopular with students and administrators alike because he tells the truth fights for the weak, but […]

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Farewell to David Hartwell from a Friend

Posted January 21, 2016 By John C Wright

This is from the pen of Andy Duncan, award-wining writer who talked to Mr.Hartwell but yesterday. The words below are his, not mine. David G. Hartwell and I talked on the phone for about an hour Tuesday afternoon, between 3 and 4, Eastern time. I was returning his call. Once our small business was done, […]

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Iron Chamber of Memory

Posted January 15, 2016 By John C Wright

Sneak peak for my beloved readers. Here is the cover art for my next book, due out in two weeks, in electronic edition only from Castalia House. The perfect gift for Candlemas! This book is my submission to the field of “supernatural thriller” after the fashion of Charles Williams, Tim Powers or Gene Wolfe. A supernatural […]

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A Good Story is Hard to Find

Posted January 14, 2016 By John C Wright

The fine folks over at A GOOD STORY IS HARD TO FIND, who share my passion for all things Catholic as well as all things Scientific-Fictional, did me the honor of interviewing me for their broadcast. It was one of the best conversations I have had with fellow fans recently, and, like always, I am […]

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Our Distant Cousins by Lord Dunsany

Posted January 14, 2016 By John C Wright

I had discovered the writings of Lord Dunsany in my school library in college. This editions were raced with the Sidney H. Sime illustrations, which, to my mind, are as much a part of reading Lord Dunsany as the illustrations of John R. Neill are an integral part of the experience of reading L. Frank […]

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Arrow, Season 2, Episode 9

Posted January 14, 2016 By John C Wright

I have just been binge-watching the second season of ARROW on Netflicks, which is not just the best live action adaption of Green Arrow I’ve ever seen, it is one of the best adaption of comic books to the big screen of any character. I am pleased to live in a time when there are […]

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Feminism and COUNT TO A TRILLION

Posted January 7, 2016 By John C Wright

The feminists of my youth made the reasonable demand that legal barriers to entry be abolished, and that woman and their work be judged on merit. Toward this end, they proposed that neither sex be granted any special privilege based on sex. The feminists to whom I object make the opposite demand, that they be judged not […]

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Four Funerals and a Wedding

Posted January 2, 2016 By John C Wright

A guest Christmas story from my lovely and talented wife, as a New Year’s gift for my loyal readers. Enjoy. Four Funerals and a Wedding By L. Jagi Lamplighter Cassandra leaned against the shovel and wiped her brow as a flock of geese flew across the face of the moon. Beside her, Archie dug steadily, […]

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