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Reviewer Praise for ONE BRIGHT STAR

Posted February 18, 2015 By John C Wright

This happens to be my favorite tale, for personal reasons, of anything I have written. Russell Newquist publishes a favorable review, which I here share in part. http://russellnewquist.com/2015/02/one-bright-star-guide/ John C. Wright is one of – if not the – best voices of our generation in science fiction and fantasy. And last year was a banner year for […]

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Count to a Trillion soundtrack

Posted February 14, 2015 By John C Wright

No one ever told me that once I grew to the stature of an obscure midlist writer, a fan out of the blue would write themesongs! It is the perfect music for reading my books, or, in my case, getting in the mood to complete the writing. The composer is named Gina Sharp. I know […]

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Cliometric Predictions as to the Plot in ARCHITECT OF AEONS

Posted February 9, 2015 By John C Wright

Few authors in days past could indulge in one of our favorite pasttimes, which is overhearing what readers think is going to happen next. A reader with the nautical yet leonine name of HMSLion offers what I consider a harsh but fair criticism, and, using the six-million variable calculus of predictive extrapolation, also called Psychohistory, […]

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A Review from Kirkus

Posted February 6, 2015 By John C Wright

The review is almost yet not exactly flattering, but almost yet not exactly accurate either. I quote part of it below. The original is here: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/john-c-wright/architect-of-aeons/ KIRKUS REVIEW … Two rival post-human supergeniuses, boorish libertarian Menelaus Montrose and supercilious totalitarian Ximen del Azarchel, laid plans against the Hyades and then retired into suspended animation to […]

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Snubbed by Locus

Posted February 2, 2015 By John C Wright

Mr Glyer at 770 reports, perhaps with the slightest hint of schadenfreude in his tone, that none of the Sad Puppies slate for last year were included in the Locus Recommended Reading list for 2015. His column is here: http://file770.com/?p=20678 . Now, if this Locus list is being presented as evidence for the proposition that […]

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Victor Davis Hanson praises Sci Phi Journal

Posted January 16, 2015 By John C Wright

Craig Bernthal on the Victor Davis Hansen Private Papers website reviews the stories and essays in the Sci Phi journal, and gives high praise to the editor, writers and essayists, likening them to the greats from the golden age of science fiction. I was please to see he liked my essay: Finally, there is John […]

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Reviewer Praise for AWAKE IN THE NIGHT

Posted January 14, 2015 By John C Wright

Best title of a book review ever: Book Review: Awake in the Night Land, and Why I Was Late for Work This Morning Mr Moore over at Yard Sale of the Mind is the exactly the type of reader most authors wish in vain to please: a man who ‘gets’ what your story is about on […]

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Three Spots in the Top Ten

Posted December 29, 2014 By John C Wright

An anonymous character on the Internet posted his Top Ten for 2014! I am pleased to see Larry Correia’s name there, as well as my own. And ‘D.B. Jackson’ is a cherished acquaintance of mine. http://derekthornton71.blogspot.ch/2014/12/my-top-ten-fiction-books-of-2014.html I doff my hat to you, Mr Thornton, and will aim to please you again in the coming year. […]

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Reviewer Praise for CITY BEYOND TIME

Posted December 22, 2014 By John C Wright

More from the same reviewer, Keith West: http://adventuresfantastic.com/futurespastandpresent/visiting-the-city-beyond-time/ City Beyond Time is a combination short story collection and novel. The setting is Metachronopolis, a city at the end of time controlled by the Time Wardens. They manipulate history for their own ends. This is nothing new in science fiction. Poul Anderson’s Time Patrol stories are […]

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Mr Keith West of Amazing Stories has an amazingly kind review of my work: http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2014/12/small-press-book-review-book-feasts-seasons-john-c-wright/ Here is the review, which I reprint in full, in order to flatter my bloated ego. This week I’m reviewing a title that’s seasonal in nature, although the seasons it deals with occur across an entire year rather than a […]

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