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Wright, John C. (John Charles) 1961-

Works: 30 works in 168 publications in 7 languages and 6,518 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Short stories  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3623.R54, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John C Wright
The golden age : a romance of the far future by John C Wright( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaethon, living in an interplanetary utopian society ten thousand years in the future, embarks on a quest to find his true identity when he learns that parts of his memory were removed and stored by a government Phaethon believed to be totally honorable
Orphans of chaos by John C Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe: and they should not be able to co-exist under the same laws of nature. Why is it that they can?
Fugitives of chaos by John C Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John C. Wright's new fantasy, which began with Orphans of Chaos and continues in Fugitives of Chaos, is a tale about five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who begin to discover that they may not be human beings. The students at the school do not age, while the world around them does. The orphans have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by superbeings no more human than they are: pagan gods and fairy queens, cyclopes, sea monsters, witches, and things even stranger."
Count to a trillion by John C Wright( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the collapse of the world economy, Menelaus grew up in what was once Texas as the future equivalent of a hired gun. He is recruited for a manned interstellar mission to investigate the Monument, and artifact of alien origin. He awakes two centuries later from cryo-suspension to find Earth transformed in strange and disturbing ways-- and that the Monument still carries a secret he must decode to determine humanity's true fate in the universe
The Phoenix exultant ; or, Dispossessed in Utopia by John C Wright( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiled from his life of power and privilege, Phaethon of Radamanthus House strives to recover his memory and position while embarking on a journey across the solar system in the company of humans and other life forms
The golden transcendence : or, The last of the masquerade by John C Wright( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of the sanctions against him, Phaeton risks everything to journey across the solar system in order to recover his lost memory and the Phoenix Exultant, humankind's first true starship
Titans of chaos by John C Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five non-human orphans raised in a strict British boarding school have discovered their true natures, harnessed their strange abilities, and escaped into the world, where their true battle for survival begins
The Hermetic millennia by John C Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas gunslinger and genius Menelaus Illation Montrose is awakened from cryo-suspension to harness developing forces of evolution and social engineering to counter a threat against another historical period
The last guardians of everness by John C Wright( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A last watchman of a "dream gate" that fences out ancient, human-preying evils, young Galen Waylock is targeted by a hostile power that sparks a battle between the forces of darkness and light, both of whom would oppress the human race
Null-A continuum by John C Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to A.E. van Vogt's classic "The World of Null-A" finds Gilbert Gosseyn discovering a third brain that enables his travels to unimaginable distances in space and time, where he is challenged to prevent the extermination of the human race
The Judge of ages by John C Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity's value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing factions have labored to meet the alien threat in very different ways. One of them is Ximen del Azarchel, immortal leader of the mutineers from the starship Hermetic and self-appointed Master of the World, who has allowed his followers to tamper continuously with the evolutionary destiny of Man, creating one bizarre race after another in an apparent search for a species the Hyades will find worthy of conquest. The other is Menelaus Montrose, the posthuman Judge of Ages, whose cryonic Tombs beneath the surface of Earth have preserved survivors from each epoch created by the Hermeticists. Montrose intends to thwart the alien invaders any way he can, and to remain alive long enough to be reunited with his bride Rania, who is on a seventy-millennia journey to confront the Hyades' masters, tens of thousands of light-years away. Now, with the countdown to the Hyades' arrival nearing its end, del Azarchel and Montrose square off for what is to be their final showdown for the fate of Earth, a battle of gunfire and cliometric calculus; powered armor and posthuman intelligence"--
Mists of everness by John C Wright( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the Dream Gate, beyond which the ancient evils wait, hungry for the human world. For a thousand years, Galen's family has stood guard, scorned by a world that dismissed the danger as myth. Even Galen's father deserted their post. Discarding his belief in the other world, he left Castle Everness and the lonely coast of Maine to travel the world as a soldier
The architect of aeons by John C Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The epic and mind-blowing finale to this visionary space opera series surpasses all expectation: Menelaus Montrose, having forged an uneasy alliance with his immortal adversary, Ximen del Azarchel, maps a future on a scale beyond anything previously imagined. No longer concerned with the course of history across mere millennia, Montrose and del Azarchel have become the architects of aeons, bringing forth minds the size of planets as they steer the bizarre intellectual descendants of an extinct humanity. Ever driving their labors and their enmity is the hope of reunion with their shared lost love, the posthuman Rania, whose eventual return is by no means assured, but who may unravel everything these eternal rivals have sought to achieve."--
Songs of the Dying Earth( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thank you, Mr. Vance / Dean Koontz -- Preface / Jack Vance -- The True vintage of Erzuine Thale / Robert Silverberg -- Grolion of Almery / Matthew Hughes -- The Copsy Door / Terry Downling -- Caulk the witch-chaser / Liz Williams -- Inescapable / Mike Resnick -- Abrizonde / Walter Jon Williams -- The Traditions of Karzh / Paula Volsky -- The Final quest of the Wizard Sarnod / Jeff Vandermeer -- The Green bird / Kage Baker -- The Last golden thread / Phyllis Eisenstein -- An Incident at Uskvesk / Elizabeth Moon -- Sylgarmo's Proclamation / Lucius Shepard -- The Lamentably comical tragedy (or the laughably tragic comedy) of Lixal Laoavee / Tad Williams -- Guyal the Curator / John C. Wright -- The Good magician / Glenn Cook -- The Return of the Fire Witch / Elizabeth Hand -- The Collegeum of Mauge / Byron Tetrick -- Evillo the Cunning / Tanith Lee -- The Guiding nose of Ulf?nt Banderoz / Dan Simmons -- Frogskin cap / Howard Waldrop -- A Night at Tarn House / George R.R. Martin -- An Invocation of incuriosity / Neil Gaiman
Songs of the dying earth stories in honor of Jack Vance( Recording )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology has assembled distinguished authors to write stories in honor of the genius of Jack Vance, stories using the bizarre and darkly beautiful far future setting of the Dying Earth, near the very end of Earth's lifespan, where mighty wizards duel with spells of dreadful potency under a waning and almost burnt-out red sun, and adventurers and cutpurses strive to hoodwink and out-trick each other in haunted forests full of demons and monsters strange almost beyond comprehension
Engineering infinity( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with a sense of wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories and lies at the heart of Engineering Infinity. Whether it's coming up hard against the speed of light and, with it, the enormity of the universe, realizing that terraforming a distant world is harder and more dangerous than you'd ever thought, or simply realizing that a hitchhiker on a starship consumes fuel and oxygen with tragic results, it's hard science-fiction where sense of wonder is most often found and where science-fiction's true heart lies..."--P. [4] of cover
Le dernier gardien des rêves by John C Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La famille Waylock est chargée depuis des siècles de veiller à ce que le royaume des rêves, peuplé de créatures magiques hantant l'inconscient, reste séparé de la réalité sous peine de destruction totale de la Terre. Dernier descendant de sa famille, le jeune Galen est le seul à pouvoir empêcher les forces des ténèbres à lancer la bataille ultime et endiguer leur invasion
Awake in the Night Land by John C Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Night Land is an utterly heartless world, cruel, dark, and populated with abhuman monsters, demonic animals, and mountain-sized beings, all of whom are filled with relentless hate. And yet, the men and woman of the Great Redoubt still exhibit great faith , courage and hope even though they know the time of man's extinction is rapidly approaching
Federations : vast, epic, interstellar( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short stories that focus on the idea of vast intergalactic societies, from such authors as Orson Scott Card, John C. Wright, Robert Silverberg, Anne McCaffrey, and Lois McMaster Bujold
Child from Home Memories of a North London Evacuee by John C Wright( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939, John Wright, a four-year-old boy from a deprived but loving Middlesbrough home, was uprooted from his family and evacuated to a large house in North Yorkshire, requisitioned as a nursery school. His story is not unlike any other during the upheaval of wartime, but in this remarkably lucid and detailed set of recollections, a seventry-three-year-old man tells his story of love, loss and life with the delight and fear of a wartime child. His poignant memories of cruelty and hurt are set against a beautiful voyage of discovery as a young boy explores the Yorkshire countryside and comes o
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Orphans of chaos
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John C. Wright Amerikaans schrijver

John C. Wright amerikansk frfattare

John C. Wright amerikansk skribent

John C. Wright crivain amricain

John C. Wright scrittore statunitense

John C. Wright US-amerikanischer Autor

Wright, John

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Wright, John Charles 1961-

Райт, Джон Ч.

جان سی. رایت نویسنده آمریکایی

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Orphans of chaosFugitives of chaosCount to a trillionThe Phoenix exultant ; or, Dispossessed in UtopiaThe golden transcendence : or, The last of the masqueradeTitans of chaosThe last guardians of evernessNull-A continuum