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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 The novel is unsold, unpublished, part of a trilogy that is unfinished, so this is the only venue where there is any chance to see this work.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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The Vacant Forever Village

Posted February 27, 2015 By John C Wright

I offer this as a vignette for my readers. It is a scene that was removed from VINDICATION OF MAN for reasons of space. Whether any fan of the work will find anything to entertain him, I do not know; which is, of course, a second and stronger reason why it was removed. I proffer […]

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Reviewer Praise for FEASTS AND SEASONS

Posted February 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Yard Sale of the Mind has a fulsome and flattering review of BOOK OF FEASTS AND SEASONS. I had the odd sensation of wanting to read the stories thus described, they sounded so fascinating. The reviewer makes the unintentionally funny comment that I might mislike being compared to one of the most famous writers of […]

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A Fan Manifesto

Posted February 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Challenge accepted, Mr. Torgersen! Background: More than rabbit-souled one self-declared foe of the Sad Puppies slate of Hugo candidates has urged their fellow lapines to shun us and bite us with their wee square rodential teeth to drive us trembling into exile, away from the fuzzy and comfortable warren of right-thinking, that is to say, […]

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Heinlein and the Radicals

Posted February 19, 2015 By John C Wright

I did an interview for an online magazine where I said Heinlein would not win an award from the modern World Con, because World Con had been taken over by social justice warriors who disdained Heinlein’s unique brand of ‘rational anarchism’ (which looks remarkably like what we would call libertarianism), and his attitude toward the […]

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