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Poetry Corner!

Posted August 10, 2014 By John C Wright

Ye holy angels bright Op 135 by Charles Villiers Stanford, Lyrics by Richard Baxter Ye holy Angels bright, Who wait at God’s right hand, Or thro’ the realms of light Fly at your Lord’s command, Assist our song, Or else the theme Too high doth seem For mortal tongue. Ye blessed souls at rest, Who […]

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Quotha: Argumentum ad Awesomesauce

Posted August 8, 2014 By John C Wright

Guillermo del Toro gave us Idris Elba rocket punching Godzillas with a giant Voltron. Your argument is invalid. Today’s quote. The italics is NPR (National Panhandler Radio) preaching racism and racebaiting and nodarnfun-for-noone. The bold print is from the bold Larry Correia, author of HARD MAGIC and MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL, as well as being a […]

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An Open Letter to Any Prospective Writers

Posted August 5, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader just wrote and asked me some advice about breaking into the field. He seemed despondent over comments I had made recently about the state of the Nebula Awards and such. As a public service to any other readers with questions like his but too shy to write me, allow me to share my […]

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FW &SF, or, On Faith and Works in Science Fiction

Posted August 1, 2014 By John C Wright

The fine folks at First Peter Five web journal (or 1P5 to you) asked me to contribute an essay explaining if and how and why my faith influences my science fiction writing. The editor asked to to answer in a thousand words or less, but we all know that was not going to happen. The […]

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Literary Envy and the Last Redoubt

Posted July 31, 2014 By John C Wright

Over at Armed and Dangerous, a topic very near and dear to my heart is being debated. The author, Eric Raymond, begins thus: I’ve been aware for some time of a culture war simmering in the SF world. And trying to ignore it, as I believed it was largely irrelevant to any of my concerns […]

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Hugo voting ends Tomorrow

Posted July 30, 2014 By John C Wright

Reminder from Larry Correia: The Hugo voting ends shortly, so if you joined the crusade to combat the scourge of Puppy Related Sadness don’t forget to get your votes in. Related — Vox Day posts his suggested sample ballot: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/07/2014-hugo-award-recommendations.html Myself I have no opinion on the current voting, but on the retro-Hugos, allow me […]

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Fooled by Heinlein for 40 Years

Posted July 30, 2014 By John C Wright

This is a reprint of an article of mine from 2003. I bring it to the attention of my current readers. My opinions on this point have not changed: Here is my Heinlein tale, which I pass along only to show that one’s most cherished beliefs can sometimes be revised by experience: There is a […]

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Polyatheism is Disbelief in Many Gods

Posted July 26, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader with the grandiose name of Zaklog the Great calls me to the witness stand. He asks: When you were an atheist yourself, did you consider Christians in particular your enemies, or was Christianity merely one (comically wrong) religion among many? If Christians in particular were the problem, why so? Second, having heard the […]

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And Now a Message from my Editor re Hugo Awards

Posted July 18, 2014 By John C Wright

Reprinted from his website. If the sorry state of modern science fiction does not remind you of the sorry state of modern painting, please wake up and pay attention to what is happening to our beloved genre. Keep in mind that his is not a parody. These subhumans are completely serious, and regard the short […]

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And She Acted Like a Girl

Posted July 17, 2014 By John C Wright

This is a comment from another thread by Mduz, which is too good not to share. Needless to say, I agree wholly with the sentiment: On the JL cartoon, Wonder Woman was most appealing as a character when she was trying to lasso Batman or babying tiny infant Etrigan, least appealing when she was being […]

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