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Posted August 21, 2016 By John C Wright

It is a pleasure to be alive during the last days of Social Justice Fandom. These creatures, by and large, are old, sickly and obese, and playing little more than a delaying game against time, hoping that the friendly press will keep the buying public in ignorance, deceived by hoopla, one year more, one month, […]

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Pulp is Back

Posted August 21, 2016 By John C Wright

A comment by Jeffro Johnson that bears repeating and pondering: the elevation of Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein to the status of “the big three” is basically a repudiation of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Post-Christian sff is also post-romance. If you look at what actually fired the imaginations of sff game designers in the seventies, I think […]

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Somewhither Mini-Review! And Drinking Game!

Posted August 18, 2016 By John C Wright

Behold! Here is a guest review, from our own Mr. Davidson, of my reward-not-yet-winning book SOMEWHITHER, ripped from the comments boxes of this very website! His opinion unfolded as we were discussing the new SOMEWHITHER drinking game (called Six Degrees from Captain Kirk–I am not sure how the drinking fits in) where the reader takes a […]

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Somewhither and Parochialism

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

I have in this space over the past day or so reprinted selections from a critique of SOMEWHITHER, and commenting on any errors of fact the reviewer made in reading my text. I tried manfully not to contradiction his opinions and judgments of value, because it is ungrateful and wrong for a writer to argue with […]

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Dragoncon and Worldcon

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

Here are some photos from Dragoncon, home of the Dragon Award for Excellence in Science Fiction. It is an award based on fan votes. My book SOMEWITHER is up for an award this years, and I am soliciting your vote. If you are unable to read the book in time to vote, I will read […]

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SOMEWHITHER and the Tribesmen of Zaire

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

A certain reviewer of my recent book SOMEWHITHER, was so taken aback by one paragraph, where the plumber working for the Dark Lord in a nearby parallel dimension, knows of our world for its unique, among the twenty or so Biblical parallel worlds, as the one where mothers abort their children. The reviewer said that […]

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Somewhither and Feminine Agency

Posted August 15, 2016 By John C Wright

In which I continue to discuss, without ever being so bold as to raise any argument in contradiction to any reader’s judgment, a certain review of SOMEWHITHER by a reader who struggled mightily to overcome his bigotry against the Christian worldview, which he confuses with predestinationary determinism where God Almighty punishes men for their political opinions, […]

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Somewhither and the Power of the Cross

Posted August 14, 2016 By John C Wright

I am continuing a discussion concerning three criticisms leveled against SOMEWHITHER by a reviewer who tried manfully to put aside his grinding, migraine-sized hatred of Christianity, and of me in particular, to give my work a fair hearing. Whether he achieved this high ambition or failed in a particularly embarrassing unselfaware display of gross anti-christian […]

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Mr. Smith Goes to Christendom

Posted August 14, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader with a Saved-by-Pocahontas style name of John Smith asks the following about the Morlockian reviewer discussed here: How much of your disagreement with readers such as this do you think could be traced back to those readers not being aware of or lacking understanding of Chesterton, Lewis, and the intellectual tradition those authors […]

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Grandson of the Black Sword

Posted August 14, 2016 By John C Wright

Certain readers said my links to this column are bad. I reprint all columns o this topic here in honor of the upcoming Dragon Award, in hope of garnering votes for Mr. Correia.  *** Review of Chapter 1-15 of SON OF THE BLACK SWORD This is not a book review, because I have not finished […]

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