Category Archives: Crowing

The unexpected favorable notice or review of my work

Reviewer Praise for AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND

Mr Andy Robertson, who is the editor that first published my Night Lands stories written in homage to William Hope Hodgson, writes a memoir of his effort, fueled by his personal loss, to bring Hodgson’s flawed masterworks back into the public’s … Continue reading

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Interview with Liberty Voice

Douglas Cobb of Liberty Voice does me the honor of interviewing me, asking me about my Count to the Eschaton Sequence. Read the whole thing here: http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/john-c-wright-on-the-judge-of-ages-and-more-interview/ The basic inspiration for the story came, oddly enough, from fans of my … Continue reading

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HASTEN FORTH AND PURCHASE JUDGE OF AGES

Having been puzzled and annoyed by the less than stellar review eructated by Kirkus for JUDGE OF AGES, I thought it only fair to give the opposing point of view by someone more qualified to have an opinion, our own … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Wrightverse and the Lampverse

My friend Mr Oka  has been inspired by a doses of tea and pocky sticks to produce some illustrations. http://dogmaanddragons.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/after-a-night-of-tea-and-pocky-fueled-scribbling/ I am so flattered that anyone would read my humble books, much less draw a picture of the characters, I … Continue reading

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El último informe de la Unidad de Twenty-Two

If any of my readers are curious about a foreign language review of one of my short stories ‘Last Report on Unit Twenty Two’ appearing in the anthology SO IT BEGINS (Mike McPhail, ed.), here it is: “El último informe … Continue reading

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Please note the example being used

Under the definition of ‘mensal’ http://wordsmith.org/words/mensal.html Science-fiction author Robert Heinlein once said, “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build … Continue reading

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Reviewer Wow from Analog

There is no publication more respected in the field of Hard SF. For my humble space opera to get a plaudit from the grim and strict reviewers at Analog, whose standards are high, is like Orpheus making Pluto smile. Here … Continue reading

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It is Nice to Read a Review

.. from a Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic reviewer who understand the book better that I do. I am not being sarcastic: the reviewer here points out an interesting (to me) and unintended (by me – what the muse intended I … Continue reading

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Reviewer Praise for HERMETIC MILLENNIA

From the pen of John Vogt. Vanity urges me to reprint the whole thing, if not justice (since I think his rather minor criticisms about the pacing are fair and correct): Ever read a book that has such high-concept scope … Continue reading

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THE NEXT BIG THING (Somewhither)

John Moeller has tagged me for the THE NEXT BIG THING, which is basically writers indulging in self-promotion crossed with a chain letter. For this edition, I will discuss a book still in the writing stage, which has not yet … Continue reading

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Review of HERMETIC MILLENNIA: Pulp Action and Philosophical Gravitas.

from the pen of Paul di Fillipo over at Almost Invisible Worlds: At year’s end the inevitable list making begins, focused on selecting the standout books, music, films, performances, and other superior artworks of the past twelve months. The attention … Continue reading

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Book Review CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 3

The inexhaustible Mike Allen brought this to my attention. From http://littleredreviewer.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/clockwork-phoenix-volume-3-edited-by-mike-allen/ Allow me to quote the part that concerns my humble contribution to the anthology Clockwork Phoenix 3: Murder in Metachronopolis, by John C. Wright – one of the longer … Continue reading

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My Geek Streetcred Rises!

I was mentioned honorably in a slashdot poll: http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3035653&cid=40926711 I got two votes for being the most under-recognized SF author. Or maybe it is one guy voting twice. Or a dog with a keyboard. On the Internet, one never knows. … Continue reading

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Reviewer Praise for Guyal the Curator

It is not often a single short story merits its own review. This one is particularly favorable: http://fantasticworlds-jordan179.blogspot.com/2012/04/review-of-guyal-curator-2009-by-john-c.html The money quote: With this story, coupled with his work in the universes of A. E. Van Vogt’s World of Null-A and … Continue reading

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More Interview! More Dimmest Secrets!

Here is part two of the interview with raygun revival: http://www.raygunrevival.com/sffwrtcht-interview-author-john-c-wright-part-two/ An excerpt: SFFWRTCHT:  How do you deal with writer’s block? JCW: By not believing that there is such a thing. Writer’s block is the muse trying to tell you that … Continue reading

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Reviewer Praise for COUNT TO A TRILLION

Review for COUNT TO A TRILLION http://natewinchester.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/counting-to-a-trillion/ Here is a quote from the review: Count to a Trillion is the latest fictional work from author John C Wright, and I eagerly picked it up after having thoroughly enjoyed the Chaos … Continue reading

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Vote for Prospero and he will free Ariel!

The novel by my lovely and talented wife, PROSPERO REGAINED, is in a book tournament today. Various books are being put up against other books to compete for Best Book of 2011. PROSPERO REGAINED is, sadly, up against A DANCE … Continue reading

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Vote Early! Vote Often! Vote Prospero!

Book Spot Central just announced that Prospero Regained was selected for inclusion in the 6th annual Book Tournament which kicks off next week in conjunction with March Madness. Details about the brackets can be found here: http://www.bookspotcentral.com/2012/03/07/6th-annual-book-tournament-brackets/ Full schedule will … Continue reading

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Reviewer Praise for COUNT TO A TRILLION

Mr Vogt over at Examiner.Com has a kind word to say about COUNT TO A TRILLION. http://www.examiner.com/speculative-fiction-in-national/review-count-to-a-trillion-by-john-c-wright-review What would you do to make yourself smarter? Study harder? Get a private tutor? Invest in a Ph.D.? Stab yourself in the brain … Continue reading

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Of Dames, of Knights, of armes, of loves delight

Not long ago, I read to my boys,  A PRINCESS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I have been told by trusty friends that, like eating the fair unearthly fruit of the perilous realm where the Elfqueen reigns, once a … Continue reading

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JUDGE OF AGES Is On Its Way! — But Not Soon

My latest manuscript, JUDGE OF AGES, has just been sent to the editor. There are a round of corrections and copyedits and galley proofs to go, but it is off my desk. This is the third book in my ESCHATON … Continue reading

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Movie Star!

Well, I finally got around to seeing the film in which (name dropping alert) Neil Gaiman and Joe Haldeman and David Brin and Corey Vidal* and I appear. It is called The People Versus George Lucas—and it is directed Alexandre O. … Continue reading

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VOTE!

Nope, not in the GOP caucuses. I mean the important vote! http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-legend-award The David Gemmel Legend Award for Fantasy has an entry for PROSPERO REGAINED by the lovely and talented L Jagi Lamplighter, who is the secret crimefighting identity of … Continue reading

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More Reviewer Praise for COUNT TO A TRILLION

This review come out this week from Rowan Kaiser : http://www.avclub.com/articles/john-c-wright-count-to-a-trillion,67149/ John C. Wright also frames the novel as a discussion of the role of science fiction and scientific ideals. The book opens with Menelaus becoming inspired by watching a … Continue reading

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Reviewer Dispraise for COUNT TO A TRILLION

This review, from Graham Storrs,  was not so generous as others: (This review first appeared in the New York Review of Books.) Over a hundred years from now, after a series of devastating biological wars, North America is struggling to … Continue reading

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