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Posted August 28, 2014 By John C Wright

The Shooting of Dan McGrew By Robert W. Service (1874–1958) A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon; The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune; Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew, And watching his luck was his light-o’-love, the lady […]

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Space Princess Art Pause (6 of 6)

Posted August 20, 2014 By John C Wright

Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Computer is. You’ll have to see it for yourself. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t […]

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Space Princess Art Pause (5 of 6)

Posted August 19, 2014 By John C Wright

The Computer can neither harm a human being, nor, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. This means that if Bayta Darrell on Planet Terminus, the farthest star in the galaxy from the center, gets a splinter, the Humanoids of Planet Wing IV must all explode from shame. However, robots can kill […]

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Space Princess Art Pause (4 of 6)

Posted August 18, 2014 By John C Wright

The Computer is Your Friend. But I will be away from the Computer hunting mutants and members of secret societies for a week of vacation. Therefore to to amuse and divert my devoted reader, allow me to present these gems from the unfairly overlooked pulp roots of our beloved genre. Today’s episode concentrates on Planet […]

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Space Princess Art Pause (3 of 6)

Posted August 17, 2014 By John C Wright

I will be away from Our Master, Colossus/World Control, for a week of vacation, to to amuse and divert my devoted reader, allow me to present these gems from the unfairly overlooked pulp roots of our beloved genre. This is episode three, which features a lot of dames with guns, or with knives, axes, whips, […]

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Space Princess Art Pause (2 of 6)

Posted August 16, 2014 By John C Wright

I will be away from Our Master, Skynet, for a week of vacation, to to amuse and divert my devoted reader, allow me to present these gems from the unfairly overlooked pulp roots of our beloved genre. This is episode two, which features a lot of thugs, toughs, and neerdowells grabbing dames. Perhaps we will […]

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Space Princess Art Pause (1 of 6)

Posted August 15, 2014 By John C Wright

I will be away from Our Master, the Computer, for a week of vacation, to to amuse and divert my devoted reader (hi, Nick!) allow me to present these gems from the unfairly overlooked pulp roots of our beloved genre. This is episode one

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Almost Unbearably Enlightening

Posted August 13, 2014 By John C Wright

I found this letter in my comments inbox I reprint it here in full because I think my Mom wrote it. No, I am kidding. My Mom would not waste her time reading my articles. The reader signed himself G Stephen Tucker. I reprint it here because it flatters me until I blush like a […]

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Sanity Restorative

Posted August 8, 2014 By John C Wright

During a polite but wide disagreement with a reader, he referred to a painting by Picasso which he called ‘solid work’. Trustingly, and giving him the benefit of the doubt, I looked at the picture, and suffered the fate of many unhappy scholarly characters in an H.P. Lovecraft novel upon beholding an eldritch horror, but […]

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Heh

Posted July 17, 2014 By John C Wright

This is for my 28 second half-a-sentence appearance in an documentary: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5039610/

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