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Posted April 20, 2015 By John C Wright

High praise indeed from Jeffro’s Space Gaming Blog (a) I’m not necessarily right in the sweet spot of his target audience and (b) I’m not one to just flat out gush over every single thing that he writes. With that out of the way, let’s talk about his Hugo nominated short story, “The Parliament […]

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Posted April 7, 2015 By John C Wright

Now with the title spelled correctly!

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A Taste of Things to Come: The Somewhither Cover Art

Posted March 13, 2015 By John C Wright

Here is the preliminary cover art for SOMEWHITHER, my crosstime kitchen-sink action fantasy and anti-Dan Brown novel, due out later this year from Castalia House. The artist is Jeremiah Humphries, who merits a round of applause. If you read the book, you will understand why I am so taken with this picture. You can see […]

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Review of Architect of Aeons

Posted March 10, 2015 By John C Wright

Publisher’s Weekly has this to say: Wright continues his latest space opera (following The Judge of Ages) in this galaxy-spanning extravaganza with nods to the Odyssey, Shakespeare, and Japanese legend, as well as classic visionary and military SF. Brilliant posthumans Ximen del Azarchel, suave and snobbish, and Menelaus Illation Montrose, earthy and stubborn, continue their […]

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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. 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: 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: . 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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