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Rogue One Trailer Two

Posted October 21, 2016 By John C Wright

The first trailer did not impress me as an ad for a flick I wanted to see, but this one did. I especially like the shot of the Death Star seen on the blue horizon of a world as it rises: it reminds me of scenes out of my own books. Unlike the ill fated […]

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Posted October 11, 2016 By John C Wright

We are overdue for some pictures of the Catwoman:

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Excerpt from FEAST OF ELFS

Posted October 7, 2016 By John C Wright

Spy Dog I think there is something pathetic about an author who laughs aloud at his own jokes, but, darned if this did not make me laugh. It is one of my favorite passages.

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An Excerpt from SWAN KNIGHT’S SON

Posted October 4, 2016 By John C Wright

In which Gil utters his new battle cry: For those of you who are puzzled, here is a fragment from the same chapter.

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A Glimpse of SF History

Posted September 23, 2016 By John C Wright

After a fascinating discussion with Dave ‘Slayer-of-Snowflakes’ Truesdale (the first, but not the last, man to be expelled from a science fiction con for speaking truth to falsehoodlums) He shared a tidbit of history with me, that I would like to pass along. Mr Truesdale says by way of background: At the tender age of […]

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A Culinary Compliment

Posted September 16, 2016 By John C Wright

I am just shameless enough to be amused by this compliment: THE GOLDEN OECUMENE is like a lavish banquet, crafted with equal parts art and science and served in the feasting hall of some splendid palace. It’s a truly unforgettable experience. Scalzi is the Chef Boyardee of science fiction. From a comment by a reader […]

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Space Princess of Tellus Game Rules & Background

Posted September 14, 2016 By John C Wright

Someone unwisely asked me about the role playing game on which my epic pulp space opera SUPERLUMINARY is based. Here are my notes below. The names, the size of the royal family, and certain other details I changed for the novel, but the idea is basically the same. The dice mechanics are based on Eric […]

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Posted September 12, 2016 By John C Wright

From Bryan Schmidt: With pleasure, I announce the final table of contents for the first anthology of works by other authors set in Larry Correia’s New York Timesbestselling Monster Hunter International universe. This will release from Baen Books sometime next year (cover and details pending). THE MONSTER HUNTER FILES Edited by Larry Correia & Bryan Thomas Schmidt […]

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Poetry Corner

Posted September 9, 2016 By John C Wright

I thought this was apt, considering the conditions of the modern day: Shorten Sail Lord Melcombe (d. 1762) LOVE thy country, wish it well, Not with too intense a care; ‘Tis enough that, when it fell, Thou its ruin didst not share. Envy’s censure, Flattery’s praise, With unmoved indifference view: Learn to tread Life’s dangerous maze With […]

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From the Pen of Brad Torgersen

Posted September 7, 2016 By John C Wright

Puppy-in-Chief Brad Torgersen asks the musical question: Apparently the Dragon Awards are “bad” or at least invalid, because voters are not charged a fee for participation. Simply anyone can cast a vote. Perhaps (gasp) more than once? Mind you, this charge is leveled by the same camp that screams bloody murder over voter ID laws; for state […]

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