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Silent Answers to Loud Slanders

Posted April 15, 2015 By John C Wright

In response to the observation by Vox Day that the books and stories on the Sad Puppies slate of recommendations routinely overmatch the Hugo nominations offered by the conformist establishment of the past decade, one Glenn Hauman of Comic Mix is asking the fairminded and tolerance-loving fans of science fiction to go onto the Amazon […]

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In Which a Morlock Chides Me

Posted April 7, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader with the somewhat dark name of Schwartz takes me to task: (Quoting me): ” I think it sad that Mr Stross has decided, not for the first time, to insult me publicly, when I have never said a harsh word against him, nor treated him with anything but respect, nor am I likely […]

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I Love Daddy Warpig!

Posted April 6, 2015 By John C Wright

A gamer of my acquaintance, but one for whom I have love and respect, has recently been singled out because of his association with me — we appeared on a podcast together, and, horror of horrors, he complimented me — and is now subjected to the Alinskyite method of attack, which is, namely: (1) to […]

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Social Justice League of Race and Gender!

Posted April 1, 2015 By John C Wright

I have an announcement and a question. Announcement first: All New Team! All Different Avengers! Now purged of White Males! This is the cover for All-New, All-Different Avengers, which will premiere on May 2nd. How are they all different? Let’s look. Starting from the bottom left, we have Ms Marvel. This is not Carol Danvers, […]

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The Insular and the Morlock

Posted March 31, 2015 By John C Wright

More on the same topic, from one Max Florschutz, a writer whose thoughts mirror mine: https://maxviking.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/a-few-words-on-the-hugo-awards/ I remember years ago, when I was still in high-school, I used to buy a yearly collection of “best of” science fiction and fantasy stories. And I really looked forward to it … right up until I didn’t. Year […]

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Tor Editor Libels Tor Author

Posted March 31, 2015 By John C Wright

If my accustomed Vulcan calm could be perturbed, no doubt it would be by the allegations Teresa Nielsen-Hayden late of Tor books is leveling against myself and the other members of the Evil Legion of Evil Authors. But since I am imperturbable, I merely raise one eyebrow and wonder on what evidence, or one what chain […]

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Brad Torgersen on the Treason of the Gatekeepers

Posted March 30, 2015 By John C Wright

Brad Torgersen holds forth on the preemptive attempts by the morlockian Social Justice Warrior, also known as the ‘No Fun Fiction’ crowd, to minimize and de-legitimize the Sad Puppies 3 initiative to appeal to the Hugo voters. They want to tell us what to write and tell you what to enjoy. And we want them […]

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Superheroes and Antiheroes, Story and Antistory

Posted March 24, 2015 By John C Wright

Upon a time, my son overheard me critiquing the movie WATCHMEN, and asked what I, supposing I had been hired as an author, would have done to revise the ending, or theme, or character arcs, to make the movie hale and sound? How would I have filmed WATCHMEN? It is a good question, worth pondering. […]

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A Glimpse of Somewhither (Update of the Update)

Posted March 14, 2015 By John C Wright

Dear readers, I proffer for your reading entertainment the opening chapter of SOMEWHITHER. The novel is unsold, unpublished, part of a trilogy that is unfinished, so this is the only venue where there is any chance to see this work. Here is the first glimpse, here updated, so as to make it a second glimpse. […]

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A Taste of Things to Come: The Somewhither Cover Art

Posted March 13, 2015 By John C Wright

Here is the preliminary cover art for SOMEWHITHER, my crosstime kitchen-sink action fantasy and anti-Dan Brown novel, due out later this year from Castalia House. The artist is Jeremiah Humphries, who merits a round of applause. If you read the book, you will understand why I am so taken with this picture. You can see […]

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