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John C. Wright (author)

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John C. Wright
John C Wright.jpg
Wright in 2006
Born John Charles Justin Wright
October 1961 (age 53)
Chula Vista, California, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Alma mater College of William and Mary (J.D.)
Period 1994–present (speculative fiction)[1]
Genre Science fiction (notably space opera)[1]

John C. Wright (born October 22, 1961) is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy novels.[1][2] He was a Nebula Award finalist for his fantasy novel Orphans of Chaos. Publishers Weekly said he "may be this fledgling century's most important new SF talent" when reviewing his debut novel, The Golden Age.[3]


Wright was born in Chula Vista, California.[1] A former lawyer, newspaperman, and newspaper editor, he graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in 1987.[4] While an undergraduate, he studied the Great Books program at St. John's College of Maryland in 1984. He was admitted to the practice of law in three jurisdictions, New York, May 1989; Maryland, December 1990; Washington, D.C., January 1994.[4] His law practice was not successful and soon drove him into bankruptcy.[4] He then worked for the newspaper St. Mary's Today.[4] He currently works as a technical writer in Virginia,[4] where he lives with his wife, author L. Jagi Lamplighter (St. John's College of Maryland, class of 1985), and their children.[4] At age 42, Wright converted from atheism to Christianity citing a profound religious experience with visions of the "Virgin Mary, her son, and His Father, not to mention various other spirits and ghosts over a period of several days" and claiming that prayers he made were answered.[5] In 2008, he converted to the Roman Catholic Church, of which he approvingly said: "If Vulcans had a church, they'd be Catholics."[6]


The Golden Oecumene[edit]

War of the Dreaming[edit]

Chronicles of Chaos[edit]

Count to the Eschaton Sequence[edit]

  • Count to a Trillion (2011)
  • The Hermetic Millennia (2012)[7]
  • The Judge of Ages (2014)[8]
  • Architect of Aeons (April 21, 2015)[9]
  • The Vindication of Man (forthcoming)[10]
  • Count to Infinity (forthcoming)[8][10]

Other novels[edit]

Stories in the Night Land setting[edit]

  • "Awake in the Night," (novella) William Hope Hodgson's Night Lands: Eternal Love, edited by Andy W. Robertson, Wildside Press.[11]
  • "The Cry of the Night Hound," (novella) William Hope Hodgson's Night Lands: Nightmares of the Fall, also edited by Robertson.[12]
  • "Silence of the Night," as of 2008 only published on Robertson's website.[13]
  • "The Last of All Suns," (novella) William Hope Hodgson's Night Lands: Nightmares of the Fall.[14]
  • Awake in the Night Land, Castalia House.[15]

Other publications[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Wright, John C.". Revised May 13, 2014. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction ( Retrieved 2014-08-11. Entry by 'JC', John Clute.
  2. ^ Abrahams, Avi. "Exclusive: Interview with John C. Wright". Dark Roast Blend. 
  3. ^ Publishers Weekly. April 24, 2002.
  4. ^ a b c d e f The Space Opera Renaissance. Tor Books. July 2006. p. 929. 
  5. ^ Wright, John C. (2011-09-02). "Faith in the Fictional War between Science Fiction and Faith". Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  6. ^ Wright, John C. (2008-03-21). "I thought I should tell you". Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  7. ^ John C. Wright's LiveJournal: Cover Art for THE HERMETIC MILLENNIA and Excerpt
  8. ^ a b "The Next Big Thing (The Hermetic Millennia)". December 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ Johnson, Suzanne. "Fiction Affliction: April Releases in Science Fiction". Tor Books (Macmillan). Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Wright, John C. "Progress Report". John C. Wright. 
  11. ^ December 2003
  12. ^ August 2007 Thenightland,
  13. ^ May 2007
  14. ^ November 2003
  15. ^ "Awake in the Night Land". Calista House. 2014. 
  16. ^ "Breach the Hull — Peter Power Armor logo!". 20 December 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Tilton, Lois (December 7, 2010). "Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early December". Locus. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  18. ^ Seel, Nigel (April 11, 2011). "Book Review: Engineering Infinity (ed) Jonathan Strahan". Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  19. ^ Waters, Robert E. (March 8, 2011). "Engineering Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan". Tangent. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 

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