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“I am, in all modesty, a skilled author, one of the finest writing today.” — John C Wright, 23 Aug 2015

“So, all modesty aside, I understand materialism, and the arguments for and against it, far better than anyone who had arisen to argue with me here.” — John C Wright, 18 Oct 2012

In all modesty, my science fiction writing is first rate. If I were not a Christian, I should most probably win awards for my writing.” — John C Wright, 2 Feb 2011

“I know there are honest atheists in the world, great souls armed and armored to fight for the truth for truths sake, and no personal benefit to themselves — because (in all modesty) I used to be one.” — John C Wright, 28 Feb 2010

“I was at first reluctant to read this book, because it covers much the same genre — far future utopianism — as my own THE GOLDEN AGE, and, in all modesty, I did not want my imagination to be contaminated with ideas better than mine, but not original to me, which it would then be a struggle not to use in my own work.” — John C Wright, 3 Apr 2009

“This is my favorite book by my favorite author, and, in all modesty, I am the only writer alive today with the skill and inclination to write a Vanvogtian tale of superscientific wonder, give it the mood and flavor of the 1940’s, and introduce a new plot twist every 800 words, just as van Vogt would have done.” — John C Wright, 5 Dec 2008

“And, putting all modesty aside, I was perfectly suited to write this book.” — John C Wright, 20 Nov 2008

In all modesty, if I were to leave science to experts, I could not be a science fiction writer, nor could anyone, except, perhaps, Fred Hoyle.” — John C Wright, 25 Feb 2007

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Date: 2015-08-26 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] resonant.livejournal.com
All this may be true, but the books of his I've browsed at the bookstore have been so floridly overwritten that I couldn't make it past the first page. Half the adjectives, a third the adverbs, and a general pruning of the remainder would make a big difference.

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Date: 2015-08-26 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nancylebov.livejournal.com
I read part of one of his older pieces and prose seemed like what you'd get if you put Weird Tales stories into a blender.

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Date: 2015-08-26 03:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redbird
Modesty aside, he's missing a lot of science fiction writers with degrees in science, at least back to Isaac Asimov.

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Date: 2015-08-26 04:40 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] editrx.livejournal.com
I see he is, in all modesty, one of those who feels he's being "persecuted" for being a Christian (because they're such a minority...).

Oy.

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Date: 2015-08-26 06:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rosefox
"Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened." -- 1 Corinthians 5:6

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Date: 2015-08-26 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcroft.livejournal.com
sounds to me like the Lampshade's on fire...

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Date: 2015-08-26 05:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jl8e
He keeps using that word…


There are rather a lot of authors who are currently better than Wright. I’d start with Banks, and he’s been dead for more than a year.

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Date: 2015-08-27 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermes menusco (from livejournal.com)
And yet, despite possession of that first rate, world class writing skill that is, in all modesty, better than any other writer alive today, he can't seem to sell enough books as a full time author to support his family, and is reduced to blegging for donations to buy groceries. Clearly the oppression he is suffering due to being Christian is greater than that of any person in the world, nay, any person who ever existed, save one

I'm pretty sure five minutes of reading his blog would be all it takes to discover at least five of the seven deadly sins in written form

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Date: 2015-08-28 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigscary.livejournal.com
"Each time they claim to be what I am, an refined aesthete of exquisite literary accomplishment..."

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