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The Queen of the Tyrant Lizards

Posted October 30, 2014 By John C Wright

A story for Halloween for my readers. (I will correct found spelling errors later.) Enjoy. * * * There was no time. That is the first thing to remember. I did not know what was about to happen. That is the second thing to remember. Imagine a time line. Select a zero point. To one […]

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Master of the Mystic Arts

Posted October 28, 2014 By John C Wright

Time for Some good news for a change. It looks like there will be a Doctor Strange movie. This is the first comic I ever picked up, and I happened to read it in the 1970’s when the magazine was in the hands of Steve Englehart, Frank Brunner, Marshall Rogers, Jim Starlin, Paul Smith, Sal […]

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Gamer Credentials

Posted October 24, 2014 By John C Wright

In the interests of full disclosure regards the Gamergate scandals, I should mention that the only games I have ever played are, obsessively, the long lost and dolorously lamented City of Heroes; I played DC Universe Online briefly, as an insufficient rebound-substitute for City of Heroes when it folded; Doom and its sequels, and, very […]

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Publications

Posted October 16, 2014 By John C Wright

I was updating my list of publications, both current and forthcoming, but I am haunted by the thought that there is one or two I forgot. So, as a service to any reader who wishes a complete list of wrightabilia, and a service to me from any editor or reader who bought or read something […]

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Beyond Binary Sanity — and a call to arms by Hoyt

Posted October 9, 2014 By John C Wright

Back when I was a Libertarian, we would ask each other when it was time to stop talking and to shoot the bastards. Myself, I would like to have conservatives ask each other when it was time to stop apologizing to the Left, being nice to the Left, petting the Left, and bending over and […]

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Mohammedanism and Science Fiction

Posted October 7, 2014 By John C Wright

Brother Paul writes and asks: Wonderful talk – Christendom is a great place. You didn’t mention the influence of Islam. I’ve always been struck by the fascination of many sci-fi authors with Islamic culture, e.g. Dune, Riddick, Star Wars, etc. I’m sure with your encyclopedic knowledge you can think of more. I notice you mention […]

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Theology and Science Fiction — Conclusion

Posted October 6, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader named Stephen J added a conclusion to my essay on Theology and Science Fiction sufficiently insightful and lucid that I thought it deserved its own spotlight as a short guest column THE SHATTERED AND THE UNSHATTERED: Science fiction is about the shock experienced when a certitude is shattered, followed by the realization of […]

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An Unexpected and Enlightened Review

Posted October 3, 2014 By John C Wright

My darling wife’s book, THE UNEXPECTED ENLIGHTENMENT OF RACHEL GRIFFIN is reviewed Allie O’Neal of Geek Girl: http://www.thegeekgirlproject.com/2014/10/03/unexpected-enlightenment-of-rachel-griffin-lamplighter/ Ever since the students of Hogwarts captured the imagination of children and adults alike, YA Fantasy has remained a favorite genre for bookworms of all ages. L. Jagi Lamplighter’s Rachel Griffin is an adorable answer for all […]

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Curse of the Fifty Worlds!

Posted October 3, 2014 By John C Wright

You may have heard the wondrous news that Pluto is once again a planet, eight years after being relegated to the status of dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Plutonians, Rejoice! I commanded the initiation of a worldwide nine-year long feast, festival, festivity and celebration, culminating in the ritual trampling of Tokyo by Godzilla and […]

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SUPERVERSIVE: The Art of Courage

Posted October 1, 2014 By John C Wright

Blow the trumpets and sound the gong, ignite the skyrockets and release the kraken! The first essay of the Superversive Literary Movement is here. http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2014/10/01/the-art-of-courage-superversive-guest-post-by-tom-simon/   The Art of Courage by Tom Simon Behold the Underminer! I am always beneath you, but nothing is beneath me! —The Incredibles For about a hundred years now, ever […]

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