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Reviewer Praise for THE GOLDEN AGE

Posted June 29, 2015 By John C Wright

A rather favorable review: http://www.rachelneumeier.com/2015/06/23/recent-reading-the-golden-age-trilogy-by-john-c-wright/ Here is one remark about the ideal reader which I thought worthy of note: The ideal reader: In order to be engaged by this trilogy, I think the reader has to enjoy complicated, ornate, nonstandard settings; technological extrapolation; and exposition. I think plot readers are going to like it better […]

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Reviewer Praise for TRANSHUMAN AND SUBHUMAN

Posted June 16, 2015 By John C Wright

A robot named Stobor makes this observation on File 770 (http://file770.com/?p=23180&cpage=1#comment-285609) Then there were the “Transhuman and Subhuman” essays. Admittedly, they aren’t stories, but in that case, being “hit over the head” doesn’t properly describe the experience. Rather, reading the author’s extremely non-mainstream views felt like being at ground zero of a nuclear explosion after […]

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Beale v Sandifer

Posted June 11, 2015 By John C Wright

Here is a transcript of am unexpectedly polite mutual interview between my publisher Mr Beale, whom the Elves name Vox Day, and the orcs of the Dull-Eyed Land call Morgothrond the Voxinator, and a satanist named Mr Sandifer. They each agreed to discuss one book the other finds terrible. I am curious whether anyone aside […]

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JCW on ERB

Posted May 18, 2015 By John C Wright

If you want to read some essays on the master of adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs, including one humble contribution from yours truly, today is your lucky day: http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Rice-Burroughs-Master-Storytelling/dp/1511941138/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1431627173&sr=1-9 Charles A Madison is the editor.

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Reviewer Praise for ARCHITECT OF AEONS

Posted May 14, 2015 By John C Wright

Reviewer Dave Hallquest gives the nod of approval to my latest humble offering: Against vast worlds of intellect, what can mortal man do?  http://superversivesf.com/2015/05/10/architect-aeons-review/ John Wright takes on a fantastic ride though time and space, showing us wonders and terrors. My principle issue is the one I often have with John Wright’s work: I wanted […]

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A reviewer is disappointed in my efforts: http://secritcrush.livejournal.com/tag/pathetic%20puppies In Wright’s hands Queequeeg remains firmly a noble savage with no depth of characterization at all. One person of color in the story and that’s what Wright goes for. That’s how the Pathetic puppies increase diversity. Diversity, eh? Discuss. ADDENDUM: a reader brings to my attention links […]

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Spoileriffic Reviewer Praise for ARCHITECT OF AEONS

Posted May 1, 2015 By John C Wright

A review by Ben Wheeler: https://millennialking.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/architect-of-the-aeons-intelligence-unbound-and-unrestrained/ Mr Wheeler describes this discussion of my book as “A dark carnival of spoilers” and he gives away the surprise ending, the surprise middle, and the surprise opening, not to mention the surprise in Chapter Three, so I very strongly urge and recommend that no one read this review […]

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HMS Mangled Treasure: The Rescue of Mr. Spaghetti

Posted April 29, 2015 By John C Wright

My charming and talented wife has an announcement and a bit of a boast. Whenever an authoress gets the cover illo of a magazine, her street cred among authors goes up, and she regains lost sanity points (SAN) lowered during the creative writing process or accidentally viewing a shoggoth. Those are the rules both in […]

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Reviewer Praise for PARLIAMENT OF BEASTS AND BIRDS

Posted April 20, 2015 By John C Wright

High praise indeed from Jeffro’s Space Gaming Blog https://jeffro.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/a-few-comments-on-john-c-wrights-the-parliament-of-beasts-and-birds/ (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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SOMEWHITHER Cover Art

Posted April 7, 2015 By John C Wright

Now with the title spelled correctly!

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