John C. Wright

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John C. Wright (John Charles Justin Wright, born 1961) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels. A Nebula award finalist (for the fantasy novel Orphans of Chaos), he was called "this fledgling century's most important new SF talent" by Publishers Weekly (after publication of his debut novel, The Golden Age). ...more

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Dr Strange!

Marvel’s DR STRANGE was not only the first comic I ever read as a teen, but it has remained my favorite from that day to this. So it is with some hope and excitement that I see he has finally been given the big production film treatment with an A-list actor.

Aside from an obscure television pilot, which I also recall fondly albeit it was not without its flaws (they turned the Ancient One into a Whi

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The Golden Age (Golden Age #1)

4.07 avg rating — 3,116 ratings — published 2002 — 16 editions
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Orphans of Chaos (Chronicle...

3.62 avg rating — 2,045 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Phoenix Exultant (Golde...

4.12 avg rating — 1,829 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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The Golden Transcendence (G...

4.14 avg rating — 1,718 ratings — published 2003
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Fugitives of Chaos (Chronic...

3.90 avg rating — 1,305 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Titans of Chaos (Chronicles...

3.96 avg rating — 1,177 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Count to a Trillion (Count ...

3.44 avg rating — 1,307 ratings — published 2011
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The Last Guardian of Everne...

3.69 avg rating — 536 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Awake in the Night Land

4.33 avg rating — 416 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Hermetic Millennia

3.74 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 2012
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The Golden Age The Phoenix Exultant The Golden Transcendence
(3 books)
4.11 avg rating — 6,732 ratings

Orphans of Chaos Fugitives of Chaos Titans of Chaos
(3 books)
3.79 avg rating — 4,527 ratings

Count to a Trillion The Hermetic Millennia The Judge of Ages The Architect of Aeons The Vindication of Man Count to Infinity
(6 books)
3.69 avg rating — 3,125 ratings

The Last Guardian of Everness Mists of Everness
(2 books)
3.74 avg rating — 904 ratings

Swan Knight's Son Feast of the Elfs Swan Knight's Sword Daughter of Danger City of Corpses Tithe to Tartarus
(6 books)
4.42 avg rating — 351 ratings

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“If atheism solved all human woe, then the Soviet Union would have been an empire of joy and dancing bunnies, instead of the land of corpses.”
John C Wright

“Truth does not become more or less true, whether those who know it are many or few.”
John C. Wright, The Golden Age

“All medieval and classic cultures of the ancient world, including those on which Tolkien modeled his elves, routinely exposed their young and marriageable women to the fortunes of war, because bearing and raising the next generation of warriors is not needed for equality-loving elves.
Equality-loving elves. Who are monarchists. With a class system. Of ranks.
Battles are more fun when attractive young women are dismembered and desecrated by goblins! I believe that this is one point where C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and all Christian fantasy writers from before World War Two were completely agreed upon, and it is a point necessary in order correctly to capture the mood and tone and nuance of the medieval romances or Norse sagas such writers were straining their every artistic nerve and sinew to create.
So, wait, we have an ancient and ageless society of elves where the virgin maidens go off to war, but these same virgin maidens must abide by the decision of their father or liege lord for permission to marry?
-- The Desolation of Tolkien”
John C. Wright, Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth


AUGUST SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run off poll for August 2015's Science Fiction BOTM.

  16 votes, 22.2%

  13 votes, 18.1%

  13 votes, 18.1%

  12 votes, 16.7%

  6 votes, 8.3%

  4 votes, 5.6%

  3 votes, 4.2%

  3 votes, 4.2%

  2 votes, 2.8%


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