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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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Four Funerals and a Wedding

Posted January 2, 2016 By John C Wright

A guest Christmas story from my lovely and talented wife, as a New Year’s gift for my loyal readers. Enjoy. Four Funerals and a Wedding By L. Jagi Lamplighter Cassandra leaned against the shovel and wiped her brow as a flock of geese flew across the face of the moon. Beside her, Archie dug steadily, […]

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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 The novel is unsold, unpublished, part of a trilogy that is unfinished, so this is the only venue where there is any chance to see this work.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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Idle Thoughts

Posted November 28, 2014 By John C Wright

The fine folks at Apex & Abyss, Magazine of Speculative Fiction, just published my short story ‘Idle Thoughts’ which is a tale of telepathy and retaliation and justice and murder and why boys never call girls who call boys. You can see it here: http://www.abyssapexzine.com/2014/09/idle-thoughts/ The opening goes like this: I’m sorry that I smiled at him […]

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http://dogmaanddragons.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/book-review-the-judge-of-ages/ Intelligent compliments and intelligent criticism about JUDGE OF AGES from Mr. Oka. If there are two things Wright writes well, they are long action sequences, and humorous, intelligent dialogue. The Judge of Ages plays both of those strengths to the hilt. The first half of the book is a long action sequence, peppered with humorous, […]

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The Queen of the Tyrant Lizards

Posted November 4, 2014 By John C Wright

This story will appear for Epiphany in the upcoming anthology from Castalia House, THE BOOK OF FEASTS AND SEASONS. * * * There was no time. That is the first thing to remember. I did not know what was about to happen. That is the second thing to remember. Imagine a time line. Select a […]

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