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Death from the Deep

Posted August 19, 2017 By John C Wright

A question: What is your favorite Shadow story Mr. Wright? I’m asking because this story is making me depressed and I need a good read. While I like THE SHADOW’S SHADOW and GRAY FIST and DEATH TOWER as the best written stories, this is my favorite radio play. 

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Dynamite Comics just put out a new version of The Shadow. The Shadow is and has been my most deeply beloved character of my imaginative life. They turned him into an SJW who lectures villains on their white privilege. I am not making this up.

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Dragon Awards!

Posted August 11, 2017 By John C Wright

Dragon Con is coming, and the means the Dragon Award. The Dragon Award Ballot for 2017 can be found at this link. Anyone can vote. All you need to do is love the genre. The Dragon award is a physically beautiful looking statuette, each one unique. I have one sitting on my mantle. I have been […]

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I Feels Me Another Comic Book Rant a-Comin

Posted June 1, 2017 By John C Wright

Reading this insightful column triggered another spasm of postmodern stress disorder in yours truly. The column compared and contrasted the excellent handling of certain themes in the anime MY HERO ACADEMIA versus the brain rot that has set in at DC and Marvel, where nothing matters because any comic character can be brought back from […]

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City of Corpses: Start the Countdown

Posted May 28, 2017 By John C Wright

I just sent to my editor the corrected galley proofs for CITY OF CORPSES (the second book of the Dark Avenger’s Sidekick trilogy, which is the fifth book of the Moth and Cobweb duodecology). I have seen the rough draft of the cover illo, which promises to be splendid. He says that the book will […]

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Not Only Men

Posted May 21, 2017 By John C Wright

The cartoon SAMURAI JACK, for those of you unfortunate enough not to have seen it, is a visually innovative tale, equal parts action, epic, melodrama, and humor of a samurai wielding a magical sword thrown into the far future where Aku, the shapeshifting demon master of darkness, rules a world of humans, mutants, monsters, space […]

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Never Tell Me the Odds

Posted May 12, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader brings this interesting article to my attention: This is roughly typical for science reporting in popular organs: the interesting (to me, at least) part of the story is left out, that is, scientific speculation about the possible natural causes of these high energy bursts from space. Instead the writer dwells on the […]

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Picture of the Day

Posted April 3, 2017 By John C Wright
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The Blurb for Count to Infinity

Posted March 29, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader with the large-souled name of Mahasamatman writes a new blurb for my latest upcoming book, COUNT TO INFINITY: “You loved the epic and mind-blowing finale in *The Architect of Aeons.* You shivered in ecstasy as its even more epic and mind-blowing continuation, *The Vindication of Man,* surpassed all expectation. Now your constituent atoms will […]

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Count to Infinity — Sneak Peak

Posted March 28, 2017 By John C Wright

For those of you cruelly left hanging at the cliffhanger ending of VINDICATION OF MAN, here is Chapter One of COUNT TO INFINITY. Which also ends in a cliffhanger: — PART ELEVEN: The Edge of Orion  — CHAPTER ONE: The Cataclysmic Variable in Canes Venatici   1. The Ghost AD 92000 to 95500 He was dead, […]

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