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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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Space Princess Art, Part 6: The Golden Years

Posted March 17, 2017 By John C Wright

This installment gives us the opportunity to look at the best magazine covers of all time, by which I mean the Astounding Stories covers from the Campbellian Golden Age. There should be a fair number of short stories a well read SF reader will recognize from this collection of classics.

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Why Differentiate Science Fiction from Fantasy

Posted March 16, 2017 By John C Wright

The genre labels of Science Fiction and Fantasy (or, for that matter, Detective Fiction, War stories, Westerns, Romance, Pirate stories, or Air Wonder stories) are a convenience for the bookstores and magazine racks, so that the readers have an idea beforehand what kind of story they are spending their beer money on. The labels should not […]

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Space Princess Art, Part 5: Startling Stories

Posted March 14, 2017 By John C Wright

Enjoy today’s installment of Space Princess Art, including selections from Startling Stories.

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Heinlein and the Space Babes

Posted March 9, 2017 By John C Wright

Heinlein’s babes always struck me as at least having a sketchy personality (usually of a fiercely independent redhead eager to hop in bed) but not enough to take them out of the Playboy eye candy category. Please note that this never happened in his juveniles — that editrix Alice Dalgliesh he seemed to carp about […]

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Space Princess Art, Part 4: Planet Stories

Posted March 9, 2017 By John C Wright

Today’s installment concentrates on Planet Stories, which, in my humble opinion, had the most well drawn covers (but not necessarily the best — that honor goes to Astounding Stories).

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Space Princess Art, Part 3: The Dames Strike Back!

Posted March 8, 2017 By John C Wright

This is installment three, which features a lot of dames with guns, or with knives, axes, whips, cutlasses, bagpipes, magic bolts, and, in one case, I think she is shooting the monster with her face.

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Space Princess Art, Part 2: Thugs Grabbing Dames!

Posted March 7, 2017 By John C Wright

This is installment two, which features a lot of thugs, toughs, and ne’er-do-wells grabbing dames. Perhaps we will see dames with guns in a later installment valiantly defending themselves.

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Space Princess Art, Part 1

Posted March 6, 2017 By John C Wright

As part of the ongoing Pulp Revolution and Space Princess Literary Movement, it behooves us to take a moment and pause to admire the art of some of these pulp covers. Their like is not seen today.

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