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On this Superversive Round table we have Dave Truesdale, ejected from World Con for upsetting snow flakes and Dragon Award winnders John C. Wright, Nick Cole and Brian Niemeier as well as the usual group.

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Superversive: Puppy Pictures, Please

Posted September 13, 2016 By John C Wright

The beautiful and talented Mrs. Wright has written a column attempting to explain the obvious to the oblivious: The Bifrost Between Calico and Gingham I have been asked what the Puppies—Sad and Rabid alike—are objecting to? If they are not racist or homophobes—ie, if it is not the author’s identity that they object to—why do they […]

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Superversive Guest Post: Theologic License

Posted January 28, 2016 By John C Wright

The guest post this week over at the Superversive site is Theologic License by Matthew Schmidt (http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2016/01/27/superversive-blog-guest-post-where-religion-and-fantasy-meet/): The problem of mixing speculative fiction with actual religion has existed since the first time Og told a ghost story around the cave’s fire, and, having returned to hunting the next day, wondered what ghosts meant for the Great […]

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Everything is Sexist

Posted November 13, 2015 By John C Wright

Some things are beyond parody. It does not mean one ought not parody them:

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Anniversary of Superversive

Posted October 19, 2015 By John C Wright

We celebrate the first year of the superversive literary movement with an essay by that brilliant essayist, Tom Simon. It was he who first coined the term and in effect started the movement, by inspiring me and Mrs Wright with his essays on everything from the art of reading Tolkien to the art of writing. […]

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Superversive Blog: What Stories Do!

Posted September 18, 2015 By John C Wright

A guest post by the refreshing young authoress April appears over on the Superversive blog: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/09/16/superversive-blog-what-stories-do/ Not everyone loves reading, but who can resist a good story? There is something about a good story. The way it pulls you in, the way it makes you want more, the way it makes you feel. I wouldn’t […]

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Ruth Johnson on Sci Fi and the Culture Wars

Posted September 11, 2015 By John C Wright

There is a new post up at the Superversive blog you might find interesting. It touches on the psychology of the Culture Wars, using the Hugo Kerfuffle surrounding the Sad Puppies as an example. http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/09/10/superversive-blog-wherefore-art-thou-culture-war/   Part One:  What Forces Drive the SciFi Culture Wars? Q: In the Afterword to your new book, you suggest that […]

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Origin of IRON CHAMBER OF MEMORY

Posted July 31, 2015 By John C Wright

This month I have not had a day-job, and so for the first time have had enough free time to work like a full time writer. This is the novel I have been waiting eleven and a half years to write. I wrote the manuscript in five weeks, and spent a week polishing and revising. […]

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From a Colleague

Posted April 5, 2015 By John C Wright

Mr Charles Stross holds forth on the recent controversy concerning the Hugo nominations: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2015/04/the-biggest-little-sf-publishe.html The indented remarks are his, and the italics is his quote of Castalia House’s public statement of purpose: Castalia House was (per wikipedia) founded by Theodore Beale (aka Vox Day) in early 2014 in Kouvola, Finland. As their website explains: Castalia […]

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Superversive: When Originality Goes Sour

Posted April 3, 2015 By John C Wright

A guest blog on my wife’s journal by Suzannah Rowntree, author of PENDRAGON’S HEIR, who offers her opinions and conclusions concerning when craving for originality in art oversteps itself, and shoulders love of beauty aside: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/01/superversive-blog-when-originality-is-a-bad-thing/ Originality. It’s one of the sacred cows of contemporary art and storytelling. As it appears, a successful attempt at originality […]

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