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Wright, John C. (John Charles) 1961-

Works: 33 works in 165 publications in 7 languages and 6,016 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3623.R54, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John C Wright
Orphans of chaos by John C Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 693 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?
The golden age : a romance of the far future by John C Wright( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 683 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
Fugitives of chaos by John C Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 546 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." "The five have made sinister discoveries about themselves. Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter around him; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls where none had previously been; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe - and they should not be able to coexist under the same laws of nature. How is it that they can?" "The children must experiment with and learn to control their strange abilities in order to escape their captors. Something very important must be at stake in their imprisonment."--Jacket
Count to a trillion by John C Wright( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John C. Wright burst upon the SF scene a decade ago with the Golden Age trilogy, an innovative space opera. He went on to write fantasy novels, including the popular Orphans of Chaos trilogy. And now he returns to space opera in Count to a Trillion. After the collapse of the world economy, a young boy grows up in what used to be Texas as a tough duellist for hire, the future equivalent of a hired gun. But even after the collapse, there is space travel, and he leaves Earth to have adventures in the really wide open spaces. But he is quickly catapulted into the more distant future, while humanity, and Artificial Intelligence, grows and changes and becomes a kind of superman"--
The Phoenix exultant ; or, Dispossessed in Utopia by John C Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 489 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
Titans of chaos by John C Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 432 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 last guardians of everness by John C Wright( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 365 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
The architect of aeons by John C Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 342 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."--
The Judge of ages by John C Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 339 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"--
Null-A continuum by John C Wright( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 309 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
Mists of everness by John C Wright( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 275 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
Songs of the Dying Earth( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 183 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 by George R. R Martin( 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 88 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 ..."--Page 4 of cover
Le Phénix exultant dépossédé en Utopie by John C Wright( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un futur lointain, les hommes, implantés dans le système solaire, sont devenus immortels. Le fils d'Hélion, maître du soleil, Phaéton, a commis un acte terrible et est contraint à l'amnésie pour payer son erreur. Exilé sur l'île de Ceylan avec les laissés-pour-compte, il tente de reconquérir son armure spatiale qui lui a été dérobée. Daphné Tercius, clone de sa femme et Atkins vont l'aider
Awake in the Night Land by John C Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 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
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.20 for Count to a ... to 0.95 for Le Phénix ...)

Orphans of chaos
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The golden age : a romance of the far futureFugitives of chaosCount to a trillionThe Phoenix exultant ; or, Dispossessed in UtopiaTitans of chaosThe last guardians of evernessNull-A continuumMists of everness