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Wright, John C. (John Charles) 1961-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 215 publications in 7 languages and 6,717 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories, American  Short stories  Fantasy fiction, American  Horror fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3623.R54, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John C Wright
The golden age : a romance of the far future by John C Wright( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 674 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 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?
Count to a trillion by John C Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 536 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"--
Fugitives of chaos by John C Wright( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 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 Hermetic millennia by John C Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 428 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 Phoenix exultant ; or, Dispossessed in Utopia by John C Wright( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and French and held by 409 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 )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 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 golden transcendence : or, The last of the masquerade by John C Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 391 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
The architect of aeons by John C Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 379 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 354 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"--
The last guardians of everness by John C Wright( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the dream-gate beyond which ancient evils wait, hungry for the human world. For a thousand years Galen's family stood guard, scorned by a world that dismissed the danger as myth. Now the minions of Darkness stir in the deep, and the long, long watch is over. Galen's patient loyalty seems vindicated." "That loyalty is misplaced. The so-called Power of Light is hostile to modern ideas of human dignity and liberty. No matter who wins the final war between darkness and light, mankind is doomed to either a benevolent dictatorship or a malevolent one. And so Galen makes a third choice: The sleeping Champions of Light are left to sleep. Galen and his companions take the forbidden fairy-weapons themselves. Treason, murder, and disaster follow. The mortals must face the rising Darkness alone."--BOOK JACKET
Null-A continuum by John C Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 272 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 )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 237 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 monster hunter files by Bryan Thomas Schmidt( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large. Now MHI opens their archives for the first time to reveal the secret history of the world's most elite fighting force. Discover what happened when Agent Franks took on the Nazis. See how the Vatican's Combat Exorcists deal with Old Ones in Mexico. Featuring all new tales from Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jessica Day George and many more"--
The vindication of man by John C Wright( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The epic and mind-blowing continuation of John C. Wright's visionary space opera series surpasses all expectation. Menelaus Montrose, having renewed his enmity with his immortal adversary, Ximen del Azarchel, awaits the return of the posthuman princess Rania, their shared lost love. Rania brings with her the judgment of the Dominions ruling the known cosmos, which will determine the fate of humanity, once and for all. Vindication or destruction? And if it is somehow both, what manner of future awaits them?"--
Count to infinity by John C Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The alien monstrosities of Ain at long last are revealed, their hidden past laid bare, along with the reason for their brutal treatment of Man and all the species seeded throughout the galaxy. And they have still one more secret that could upend everything Montrose has fought for and lived so long to achieve"--Provided by publisher
Songs of the Dying Earth by George R. R Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 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
Engineering infinity( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 108 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
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 98 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
Federations : vast, epic, interstellar( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 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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Orphans of chaosCount to a trillionFugitives of chaosThe Phoenix exultant ; or, Dispossessed in UtopiaTitans of chaosThe golden transcendence : or, The last of the masqueradeThe last guardians of evernessNull-A continuum
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John C. Wright Amerikaans schrijver

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Wright, John Charles 1961-

Райт, Джон Ч.

جان سی. رایت نویسنده آمریکایی

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