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City of Corpses: Start the Countdown

Posted May 28, 2017 By John C Wright

I just sent to my editor the corrected galley proofs for CITY OF CORPSES (the second book of the Dark Avenger’s Sidekick trilogy, which is the fifth book of the Moth and Cobweb duodecology). I have seen the rough draft of the cover illo, which promises to be splendid. He says that the book will […]

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Count to Infinity — Sneak Peak

Posted March 28, 2017 By John C Wright

For those of you cruelly left hanging at the cliffhanger ending of VINDICATION OF MAN, here is Chapter One of COUNT TO INFINITY. Which also ends in a cliffhanger: — PART ELEVEN: The Edge of Orion  — CHAPTER ONE: The Cataclysmic Variable in Canes Venatici   1. The Ghost AD 92000 to 95500 He was dead, […]

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Tomorrow is the VINDICATION OF MAN

Posted November 21, 2016 By John C Wright

After many overlong years of waiting, Rania returns to Earth, with the verdict of the monstrous alien overlords of M3 decreeing whether mankind is to be an equal and free spacefaring race, or kept in indentured servitude, as serf race unworthy of the stars forever and aye. And my long-awaited book describing these great and […]

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New under Free Fic

Posted August 26, 2016 By John C Wright

I have added one of my short stories under the Free Fic button in my header: ‘The Far End of History: A Tale from the Last Days of the Seventh Mental Structure’ It was originally published in New Space Opera II, ed. Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, Eos (2009). I thought it would serve as a useful […]

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Iron Chamber of Memory

Posted January 15, 2016 By John C Wright

Sneak peak for my beloved readers. Here is the cover art for my next book, due out in two weeks, in electronic edition only from Castalia House. The perfect gift for Candlemas! This book is my submission to the field of “supernatural thriller” after the fashion of Charles Williams, Tim Powers or Gene Wolfe. A supernatural […]

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A Lost Chapter: Descendants and Emulations

Posted September 26, 2015 By John C Wright

As an offering for my reader (hi, mom!) below is what had once been Chapter One of THE HERMETIC MILLENNIA. The scene takes place immediately after a tower falls on Montrose, interrupting his first duel with Ximen del Azarchel.  The scene was cut for reasons of space, but I regretted having the significant historical character of Thucydides Montrose […]

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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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A Glimpse of Somewhither (Update of the Update)

Posted March 14, 2015 By John C Wright

Dear readers, I proffer for your reading entertainment the opening chapter of SOMEWHITHER. The novel is unsold, unpublished, part of a trilogy that is unfinished, so this is the only venue where there is any chance to see this work. Here is the first glimpse, here updated, so as to make it a second glimpse. […]

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The Vacant Forever Village

Posted February 27, 2015 By John C Wright

I offer this as a vignette for my readers. It is a scene that was removed from VINDICATION OF MAN for reasons of space. Whether any fan of the work will find anything to entertain him, I do not know; which is, of course, a second and stronger reason why it was removed. I proffer […]

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Rabid Puppies Sample Ballot

Posted February 3, 2015 By John C Wright

An announcement from my Publisher: the words below are his. I urge everyone to click through the link to my story “The Parliament of Beasts and Birds” which he has made available on his website. Rabid Puppies 2015 We of the science fiction Right do not march in lockstep or agree on everything. We span […]

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