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Zarkov, Heinlein, Williamson and Brackett

Posted August 3, 2015 By John C Wright

We have just make contact, via Gridley Wave, with Dr. Zarkov on the rogue planet Mongo, which, as we all know, is a earth-sized body from outside our solar system that recently and inexplicable swerved from its collision course with earth. Rather than relating his tremendous adventures (during which he and Virginian Captain John Carter, […]

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A Convenient List of the Monstrous Races of SOMEWHITHER

Posted August 2, 2015 By John C Wright

More than one reader asked for this notes to my latest book, and one of you promised me a healthy tip in my tip jar if I took the time to type all this up. The race name is all capitalized, then described, and its home aeon name is also in capitals.

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Chart of Aeons and Deviations from SOMEWHITHER

Posted August 2, 2015 By John C Wright

More than one reader asked for these notes to my latest book. I hope this is legible in this format.

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Origin of IRON CHAMBER OF MEMORY

Posted July 31, 2015 By John C Wright

This month I have not had a day-job, and so for the first time have had enough free time to work like a full time writer. This is the novel I have been waiting eleven and a half years to write. I wrote the manuscript in five weeks, and spent a week polishing and revising. […]

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Great Books and Genre Books

Posted July 17, 2015 By John C Wright

Below is a reprint of several columns first printed in this space in 2007, with minor changes. As much as it pains me to say it, my reluctant conclusion is that there is no great Science Fiction literature. Now, before you get out your crying bags, fanboys, keep in mind that the standard for being […]

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The Brazen Author of the Book of Gold

Posted May 29, 2015 By John C Wright

I have written on this topic erenow, but it bears repeating. A fine reader wrote it with a kind compliment. He was thanking me for his new scarf. He said I had dashed his hopes of being a writer by my undue excess of skill, that his writing was so inferior in comparison, so he […]

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Supergirl!

Posted May 15, 2015 By John C Wright

Trailer below the cut.

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A Fan Letter to Night Thrasher

Posted May 5, 2015 By John C Wright

Night Thrasher is a character I have always liked for the same reason I like Green Arrow or Nightwing. They are basically normal guys trained in one weapon or skill with no superpowers, but who can — almost — hold their own in the rough and tumble world of superheroics, going toe to toe with […]

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After Inaction Report from Ravencon

Posted April 29, 2015 By John C Wright

A read with the unexpectedly commonplace yet giant-killing name of Jack writes and asks: Mr Wright: no word on Ravencon? maybe I missed it. Were you barbequed on sight, or just smugly ignored? Or, was it really civilized? At this point I would imagine many of the detractors on the left are wary of confrontation […]

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This should also go on the Wall of Awesome

Posted April 27, 2015 By John C Wright

A friend sent me this link, which I found both awesome and amusing. Odd that they mention cursorial hunting — that notion crops up in VINDICATION OF MAN, when the humans have an audience with the Hyades Cluster emissary-mind, it explains that the solar-system-sized artificial intelligence humans called The Beast, which was the military governor […]

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