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John C. Wright Books In Order

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Publication Order of Golden Oecumene Books

The Golden Age (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phoenix Exultant (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Transcendence (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Everness Books

The Last Guardian of Everness (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mists of Everness (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Unwithering Realm Books

Somewhither (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nowhither (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chronicles of Chaos Books

Orphans of Chaos (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fugitives of Chaos (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Titans of Chaos (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Null-A Series Books

with A.E. Van Vogt
The World of Null-A (By: A.E. Van Vogt) (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pawns of Null-A / The Players of Null-A (By: A.E. Van Vogt) (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Null-A Three (By: A.E. Van Vogt) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Null-A Continuum (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Count to the Eschaton Sequence Books

Count to a Trillion (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hermetic Millennia (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judge of Ages (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Architect of Aeons (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vindication of Man (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Count to Infinity (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Awake in the Night Books

Awake in the Night Land (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Moth & Cobweb Books

Swan Knight's Son (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feast of the Elfs (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swan Knight's Sword (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Danger (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City of Corpses (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tithe to Tartarus (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Superluminary Books

Superluminary (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lords of Creation (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Space Vampires (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lost on the Last Continent Books

Terrors of Pangaea (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giants of Pangaea (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gods of Pangaea (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of John C. Wright Standalone Novels

Iron Chamber of Memory (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Straw (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Men Dream of Earthwomen and Other Aeons (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of John C. Wright Short Stories/Novellas

The Parliament of Beasts and Birds (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plural of Helen of Troy (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Bright Star to Guide Them (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pale Realms of Shade (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unimaginable Light (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of John C. Wright Short Story Collections

City Beyond Time: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of John C. Wright Non-Fiction Books

Transhuman and Subhuman (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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