Books by John C. Wright

John C. Wright, a former lawyer, lives in fairytale-like happiness with his beloved wife and fellow author L. Jagi Lamplighter, and their three children, Orville, Wilbur and Juss Wright.


THE JUDGE OF AGES by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Dazzling, highly impressive but readable only with enormous effort."
Third part of Wright's series (The Hermetic Millennia, 2012, etc.) in which, thanks to alien technology, Texas gunslinger Menelaus Montrose transformed himself into a supergenius—and so did his rival, Ximen "Blackie" del Azarchel. Read full book review >
THE HERMETIC MILLENNIA by John C. Wright
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"Astonishing stuff that leaves readers with plenty of work to do."
Second installment of Wright's ferociously dense and convoluted far-future space opera involving hyperintelligence, aliens and artificial evolution (Count to a Trillion, 2011). Warning up front: read the first book first. Read full book review >
COUNT TO A TRILLION by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Highly impressive but indigestible: something like a vastly promising first draft that needed a lot more work."
Far-future space opera involving hyper-intelligence, aliens and artificial evolution, from the author of Null-A Continuum (2008, etc.). Read full book review >
NULL-A CONTINUUM by John C. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Must have been as much fun to write as it is to read."
The books of Golden Age great A.E. van Vogt (1912-2000) inspired Wright (Fugitives of Chaos, 2006, etc.) to pen this authorized sequel to The World of Null-A and The Players of Null-A. Read full book review >
FUGITIVES OF CHAOS by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Further mind-boggling complications, this time leavened with humor, weighing in somewhere between splendid and abstruse: Stay tuned for the conclusion, Titans."
Part two of Wright's mythology-based trilogy (Orphans of Chaos, 2005) wherein five children of extraordinary lineage, each perhaps from a different universe, have been snatched from their families and raised in strict confinement in an archetypical British boarding school. Read full book review >
ORPHANS OF CHAOS by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Fascinatingly, dazzlingly, almost pointlessly erudite fantasy that trends inexorably toward science fiction; addicts will pounce."
Start of a complex mythology-based series from the author of the astonishing far-future Golden Age trilogy (The Golden Transcendence, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
MISTS OF EVERNESS by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2005

"Fun for a time, eventually exhausting."
Wright envisions a nightmare for the human race that recalls H.P. Lovecraft at his most florid. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN TRANSCENDENCE by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

Concluding the extraordinary far-future space opera begun with The Golden Age (2002) and continued with The Phoenix Exultant (p. 277). Read full book review >
THE PHOENIX EXULTANT by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Witty, inventive, labyrinthine, with a life-sized cast, Wright's creation—something like Alexander Jablokov meets Charles Sheffield, with a dash of Gene Wolfe—grows steadily more addictive."
Wright's extraordinary far-future space opera continues (The Golden Age, 2002). Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN AGE by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2001

"This extraordinary feat of invention and plotting would be all the more impressive had the book not ended with the central mystery unresolved, leaving readers dazzled and annoyed in equal measure."
First-timer Wright wrings new surprises from a familiar SF scenario: the protagonist must recover his lost memory before civilization falls. Read full book review >