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A Comment on Ayn Rand and Evil Socrates

Posted January 14, 2017 By John C Wright

My confirmed habit in my writing my evil doers usually have an evil philosophy which motivates them, and usually I give them the floor to make a speech about it. One author who is particularly good at portraying Evil Socrates, and this is an author whose real talent as an author is overlooked both by her […]

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Hope in Secondary Worlds

Posted January 14, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader’s question had me pondering the difference between the secondary worlds invented by Christians, such as Narnia and Middle Earth, and those invented by heathens, such as Earthsea, or The Dying Earth. I am beginning to believe the difference between the two worlds we make are profounder than what it first seems, and this […]

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Christmas Sci Fi

Posted December 24, 2016 By John C Wright

I have been asked whether there any Christmas science fiction stories? Stories like IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE or A CHRISTMAS CAROL perhaps count as fantasy, and, of course DIE HARD is a heartwarming story celebrating the true meaning of Christ’s birth, but how many science fiction tales are there? Let us not count parodies or humor stories […]

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Tomorrow is the VINDICATION OF MAN

Posted November 21, 2016 By John C Wright

After many overlong years of waiting, Rania returns to Earth, with the verdict of the monstrous alien overlords of M3 decreeing whether mankind is to be an equal and free spacefaring race, or kept in indentured servitude, as serf race unworthy of the stars forever and aye. And my long-awaited book describing these great and […]

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Rogue One Trailer Two

Posted October 21, 2016 By John C Wright

The first trailer did not impress me as an ad for a flick I wanted to see, but this one did. I especially like the shot of the Death Star seen on the blue horizon of a world as it rises: it reminds me of scenes out of my own books. Unlike the ill fated […]

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Posted October 11, 2016 By John C Wright

We are overdue for some pictures of the Catwoman:

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Excerpt from FEAST OF ELFS

Posted October 7, 2016 By John C Wright

Spy Dog I think there is something pathetic about an author who laughs aloud at his own jokes, but, darned if this did not make me laugh. It is one of my favorite passages.

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An Excerpt from SWAN KNIGHT’S SON

Posted October 4, 2016 By John C Wright

In which Gil utters his new battle cry: For those of you who are puzzled, here is a fragment from the same chapter.

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A Glimpse of SF History

Posted September 23, 2016 By John C Wright

After a fascinating discussion with Dave ‘Slayer-of-Snowflakes’ Truesdale (the first, but not the last, man to be expelled from a science fiction con for speaking truth to falsehoodlums) He shared a tidbit of history with me, that I would like to pass along. Mr Truesdale says by way of background: At the tender age of […]

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A Culinary Compliment

Posted September 16, 2016 By John C Wright

I am just shameless enough to be amused by this compliment: THE GOLDEN OECUMENE is like a lavish banquet, crafted with equal parts art and science and served in the feasting hall of some splendid palace. It’s a truly unforgettable experience. Scalzi is the Chef Boyardee of science fiction. From a comment by a reader […]

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