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Hi, I’m Daniel Whyte IV, a writer, a wonderer, and a wanderer after Jesus.

I write speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. I also write nonfiction books and articles on various topics.

I believe firmly that words are power and stories are spirit.

I hope you find engaging, inspirational, mind-bending, soul-burning content on this site.

Godspeed. And, remember, here is not all there is.

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Shasta before Tashbaan in The Horse and His Boy

There Are No Cruel Narnians

What The Horse and His Boy Can Tell Us About Racism, Cultural Superiority, Beauty Standards, and Inclusiveness The Chronicles of Narnia has legions of fans around the world. According to journalist and…

The Jerrys attend to Joe and 22 in The Great Before. (Credit: Pixar)

Pixar’s SOUL is the Perfect Movie for a World Weary of Living

There’s a scene in Pixar’s latest movie Soul where Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), a struggling middle school music teacher, steps out of a jazz club after one of the most triumphant moments…

The Mouth of Sauron - Lord of the Rings

The Mouth of Sauron: A Meditation on the Year Past and the Year to Come

In my opinion, a scene cut from The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King is one of the greatest scenes in what is arguably the world’s greatest-ever…

Batman Begins

Why Batman Is a Terrible Superhero (Or, Why Our Present Social Crises Demand a Different Class of Hero)

Published in Tor.com on September 28th, 2020. I’m a huge fan of the Dark Knight, so I was ready to throw hands a few weeks ago when someone told me…

Betraying “America”: Sufjan Stevens Asks Us to Kiss the Country We Know Goodbye

A day before our nation marked its independence from Great Britain for the 244th time, indie folk/rock artist Sufjan Stevens released “America,” the first single off his upcoming album, The Ascension.…

Lynn Gunn in the music video for PVRIS' "Dead Weight" (Credit: YouTube)

Now is Not the Time for Creators to Cancel Their Work: Why Art is Essential to Social Justice

The delay of artistic expression buys into the notion that everything will go back to “normal” — which is not what we want. Way back in March 2020, I was…