Superversion Archive

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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Superversive: Why Christian Comic Books Are So Necessary

Posted December 17, 2014 By John C Wright

Superversive literature is needed in the name of realism, both to correct the grim and horrid stories of socialist-flavored realism so popular in the mainstream, and to correct the opposite error of happily optimistic stories of simple heroism where the heroes never fail. Dan Lawlis, a comic book artist, has a column on the second […]

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SUPERVERSIVE: Why “Realism” Isn’t

Posted December 10, 2014 By John C Wright

As part of the world-storming Superversive Literary Counterrevolution, my beautiful and talented wife describes the fundamental unreality of so called realistic literature: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2014/12/10/superversive-blot-why-realism-isnt/ I have never liked dark, gritty, ‘realistic’ stories—the kind that are unrelentingly grim. The kind where there’s no hope, everything is covered in dirt, and terrible things are happening one on top […]

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Interstellar

Posted December 1, 2014 By John C Wright

Directed by Christopher Nolan; Written by Jonathan & Christopher Nolan; and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain. INTERSTELLAR by Chris Nolan is certainly the best science fiction film, and is equal to the best films of any genre, I have ever seen. I would list SEVEN SAMURAI by Akira Kurwasawa […]

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More Superversion

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

Another link to an essay worth reading. The inestimable Josh Young, who often comments here, responds to the Superversive Literary Counterinsurgency mission statement by hoisting the banner of the Red Cross Knight alongside ours, and leveling a broadside from the ironclad of his worldview. http://thebadgercontemplates.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/on-the-superversive-a-science-fiction-credo/ I say only, hear, hear and I say amen. Here […]

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Superversive Mission Statement

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

The Superversive Literary Counterinsurgency has published its mission statement. Here are the opening paragraphs. As it only appropriate for a movement of storytellers, it begins with a story: Any new venture needs a mission statement. So, what are the goals of the Superversive Literary Movement? Well…let me tell you a brief story. As a child, […]

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Superversive: A Light in the Darkness

Posted November 19, 2014 By John C Wright

Over at the newly minted Superversive blog, we have a guest post written by 16 year old author (and family friend), April Freeman Lost In La La Land:   When I was quite young, my mom read my brothers and I The Tale of Despereaux. It is one of those stories that you remember loving, […]

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