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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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The Wall of Awesome

Posted April 23, 2015 By John C Wright

I wanted to start a list of what science fiction and fantasy stories need to capture in order to be awe-inspiring. So far I have two entries. First is the ‘I wanted a Roc’s Egg’ speech from Robert Heinlein’s GLORY ROAD: What did I want? I wanted a Roc’s egg. I wanted a harem loaded […]

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An Unexpected Gift

Posted April 23, 2015 By John C Wright

Here I reprint a fan letter for my work, with some unfan comments about Mr. Sandifer’s recent and unfortunately public attack of verbal gas, and an observation about the duty of due diligence reviewers owe their readers: Before this post is buried by time, I wanted to share this experience with our host. On my […]

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James May on Jack Vance

Posted April 22, 2015 By John C Wright

An excerpt: When Jack Vance, one of the greatest writers of SF and fantasy, died in May of 2013, one of SF’s new breed of racialized feminists, Aliette de Bodard, multiple nominee and winner of SF’s highest awards, the Hugo and Nebula, Tweeted, “I don’t actually think I’ve read any Vance. Should I?” Had Jack […]

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Architect of Aeons TODAY

Posted April 21, 2015 By John C Wright

ARCHITECT OF AEONS The next volume of my ‘Eschaton Sequence’  has been published today, and should be in your bookstore right now.  Rush right out in a panic of haste, without pausing to think, and buy nine volumes for your ghosts, noospheres, potentates, powers, principalities, virtues, hosts, archons, thrones. Potentates are Kardashev I civilizations for terrestrial […]

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Not so much Dino-hate, Please!

Posted April 20, 2015 By John C Wright

At the risk of alienating my beloved fans who voted either for Sad Puppies or Rabid   and elevated my humble work to a world-record number of nominations, I would like to state something for the record. A lot of us are ragging on Rachel Swirsky’s prose poem ‘If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love‘ which […]

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