Search Results: "John C. Wright"


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JOHN C. CALHOUN by Irving H. Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"A fine contribution to antebellum scholarship."
A scholarly, limpid life of the southern statesman and nullifier. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE ARCHITECT OF AEONS by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 21, 2015

"Impressive, with dull intervals, but for the committed only."
Fourth of a projected six-volume series (The Judge of Ages, 2014, etc.) charting the future history of an Earth threatened by almost inconceivably advanced alien invaders. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"While it is too dense for younger children, middle-graders will no doubt be fascinated. (author note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
One of nine sisters and one brother born to a Quaker family, Patience grew up in New Jersey and discovered her talent for sculpting figures early on. Read full book review >

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COUNT TO INFINITY  by John C. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Intriguing, astounding stuff, though likely to appeal only to those who've read Wright's previous installments."
Curious to learn why our universe, at the largest scale, consists of clumps and filaments of matter interspersed with enormous voids—and have several billion years at your disposal? Draw up a chair. Wright has all the answers. Read full book review >

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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 >