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Interstellar (Short Review)

Posted November 23, 2014 By John C Wright

Best. Science Fiction Movie. Ever. Go see it. I hope to write a longer review later, if time permits.  

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The Moral of Lovecraft

Posted November 20, 2014 By John C Wright

Part of an ongoing discussion on the topic of whether horror is by its nature moralistic: Zaklog the Great opines: I would second the idea that horror is commonly (but not always) a moral genre. Fairly simple analysis of many popular horror stories and movies show that often the victims are, after a sense, punished […]

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Vote early, vote often, vote MONSTER HUNTER NEMESIS: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-horror-books-2014 MONSTER HUNTER NEMESIS is Larry Correia’s best book so far, but all of the work in this series is professional, crisp, engaging, entertaining, the the big, ugly main character shoots things with firearms: Big, ugly things with big, awesome firearms. The author is a firearms instructor, […]

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http://dogmaanddragons.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/book-review-the-judge-of-ages/ Intelligent compliments and intelligent criticism about JUDGE OF AGES from Mr. Oka. If there are two things Wright writes well, they are long action sequences, and humorous, intelligent dialogue. The Judge of Ages plays both of those strengths to the hilt. The first half of the book is a long action sequence, peppered with humorous, […]

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The Queen of the Tyrant Lizards

Posted November 4, 2014 By John C Wright

This story will appear for Epiphany in the upcoming anthology from Castalia House, THE BOOK OF FEASTS AND SEASONS. * * * 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 […]

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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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