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John C. Wright Books In Order

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Publication Order of Golden Oecumene Books

The Golden Age (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phoenix Exultant (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Transcendence (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Everness Books

The Last Guardian of Everness (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mists of Everness (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Unwithering Realm Books

Publication Order of Chronicles of Chaos Books

Orphans of Chaos (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fugitives of Chaos (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Titans of Chaos (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Null-A Series Books

with A.E. Van Vogt
The World of Null-A (By: A.E. Van Vogt) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pawns of Null-A / The Players of Null-A (By: A.E. Van Vogt) (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Null-A Three (By: A.E. Van Vogt) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Null-A Continuum (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Players of Null-A (By: A.E. Van Vogt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Count to the Eschaton Sequence Books

Count to a Trillion (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hermetic Millennia (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Judge of Ages (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Architect of Aeons (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vindication of Man (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Count to Infinity (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Awake in the Night Books

Awake in the Night Land (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Moth & Cobweb Books

Swan Knight's Son (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feast of the Elfs (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swan Knight's Sword (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughter of Danger (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Corpses (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tithe to Tartarus (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Superluminary Books

Superluminary (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lords of Creation (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Vampires (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lost on the Last Continent Books

Terrors of Pangaea (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giants of Pangaea (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gods of Pangaea (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John C. Wright Standalone Novels

Iron Chamber of Memory (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Straw (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Men Dream of Earthwomen and Other Aeons (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John C. Wright Short Stories/Novellas

The Parliament of Beasts and Birds (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plural of Helen of Troy (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Bright Star to Guide Them (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pale Realms of Shade (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unimaginable Light (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John C. Wright Short Story Collections

City Beyond Time: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John C. Wright Non-Fiction Books

Transhuman and Subhuman (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

William Hope Hodgson's Night Lands, Volume I: Eternal Love(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: 21 Annual Edition(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
William Hope Hodgson's Night Lands Volume 2: Nightmares of the Fall(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breach the Hull(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
God, Robot(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Thoughts(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mercury: Planetary Anthology(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luna: Planetary Anthology(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords and Maidens(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

John C. Wright is an author from California who focuses on science fiction novels. He is an experienced writer who took part in the Great Books program at St. John’s College of Maryland and graduated in 1987. He also went to law school although his legal career did not go all that far. He has since gone on to focus more on his writing work and has produced many stories in a number of series.

He started writing various science fiction stories in the 1990s and had some of his works published in Asimov’s Science Fiction. He has become a prominent name in science fiction writing as he focuses on space opera literature. This is a format that entails great battles, unique warfare events and romance all mixed into an intriguing series of stories.

He writes many stories about humanity and how it has grown over the years. One focus he likes to concentrate on entails how society has changed over the years and how even as people continue to evolve, there are concerns over how mankind could be at risk of harm. Much of this is due to not only outside forces from other worlds but also from the behaviors that man engages in today. The stories delve into what it moves to be human and what it takes to preserve that humanity before it is lost.

Book Series

Wright has written a number of stories that focus heavily on intriguing space operas. The Count to the Eschaton series is one that is about traveling to a unique world to retrieve an artifact as a means of trying to restore all sorts of balances and order points around the world.

The Golden Oecumene series is a popular storyline where Phaethon, a mysterious creature, is connected to much of the world through his mind. He uses his mental powers to identify many problems and issues but as it turns out, his mind has been heavily altered as he has cleared out many parts of his memories.

The Chronicles of Chaos series is another book series from Wright to see. The series is about five orphans who discover that they have numerous distinct supernatural powers. They are distinct features that are strong but as it turns out, they are people who come from strong lineages where they are related to numerous gods.

Noteworthy Books

Orphans of Chaos

The first of the Chronicles of Chaos books was introduced in 2006. Each of the orphans in the story are people who have their own distinct supernatural powers but they are also people who theoretically should not be able to exist in the same plane with one another. They have been kidnapped and must escape but it turns out that they need to figure out how to use their distinct powers to get out of the situations they are in.

The Golden Age

The first Golden Oecumene book came out in 2002. Phaethon is contacted by someone who claims that he is nothing more than a fake. This comes as much of his true memory has been lost. He goes through the galaxy to find his memories and to restore them but as it turns out, it becomes hard for him to do this as there is more to his memory than what he is already aware of. He must travel far through the galaxy to find the answers that he wants as to where his memories could have gone to.


The 2015 book Somewither is a story about Ilya, a young man who works for an institute dedicated to understanding the studies of many mysterious and fantastic creatures. Ilya finds out that many theories relating to how lifesforms are created are indeed true. He has to save a young woman who is related to the main professor. But as it turns out, that woman was abducted by a sinister figure that is interested in intergalactic domination with the intention of taking over more planets.

Last Guardian of Everness

Wright has also written some books in the fantasy genre. The Last Guardian of Everness is a 2004 novel that fits into this field. The story is about Raven, a figure who wants to save his wife from death but has to kill an innocent stranger in order to do this. The stranger he is tasked to kill is a watchman of a group that is protecting the planet from an invasion of supernatural forces. This comes as the people of the world have been separated from the dream and fantasy world and that the gods are trying to keep those two apart. As Raven goes on his quest, he discovers that the process might be more difficult than he expected as he learns about the risks that he is putting himself into.

Countdown to Infinity

In 2017, Wright wrote Countdown to Infinity, a story that looks into the evolution of humanity and where it will go in the future. As a group of space travelers fight a series of aliens, the secrets behind how man has been treated and why humanity is often in danger are exposed. This all comes amid the concerns that society is at risk of serious harm in many forms.

Awards Earned

In 2016, Somewither earned a Dragon Award as one of the top science fiction novels of the year. This prominent award is given to people who focus on this particular genre of work.

In 2005, he was given a Nebula Award nomination for his work on Orphans of Chaos. The Nebula award is given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and is one of the top honors given in the field.

The story work that John C. Wright has produced over the years shows that he is a very distinct and unique figure in the field of literature. His stories are fascinating and show that he is a very talented figure with a strong desire to look into many parts of the world and universe.

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