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Lauds for SOMEWHITHER

Posted August 14, 2015 By John C Wright

Reviewer praise for SOMEWHITHER: Perhaps my only criticism of this book is that these two characters are reminiscent of each other with the bravado and inventive cursing. At first another aspect of this book was putting me off regarding an extended sequence involving escape. Later I realized how necessary this sequence of this book was […]

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Origin of IRON CHAMBER OF MEMORY

Posted July 31, 2015 By John C Wright

This month I have not had a day-job, and so for the first time have had enough free time to work like a full time writer. This is the novel I have been waiting eleven and a half years to write. I wrote the manuscript in five weeks, and spent a week polishing and revising. […]

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Reviewer Praise for TRANSHUMAN AND SUBHUMAN

Posted July 30, 2015 By John C Wright

A rather nice review: http://carlos-carrasco.livejournal.com/1348.html If you have never understood the attraction that science fiction has for so many of us, Mr. Wright’s essays might just explain it to you. If you are already a fan, you will love his analysis of the genre, its voices and various visions for various tomorrows. While it was […]

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More Reviewer Praise for SOMEWHITHER

Posted July 14, 2015 By John C Wright

From the pen of Russel Newquist http://russellnewquist.com/2015/07/somewhither-book-review/ I don’t recall the exact scene described here from the book – although it’s very possible that he was, in fact, describing several scenes in the book mashed into one description. But the short version of my review is this: the book is exactly as awesome as that […]

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Reviewer Praise for SOMEWHITHER

Posted July 14, 2015 By John C Wright

From the pen of Benjamin Wheeler. Read the whole thing here: https://millennialking.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/review-somewhither-by-john-c-wright/ This book is almost the perfect book. I want the deep philosophical questions, the damsels in distress, the sword fights. I was getting frustrated when Ilya was having trouble getting through the various troubles in his way. Not in the bad way, but […]

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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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