Monday, June 04, 2018

SUPERLUMINARY: The Space Vampires

Castalia House is very pleased to announce the publication of Superluminary: The Space Vampires by science fiction grandmaster John C. Wright.

The Lords of Creation have learned that although they rule the solar system with their god-like scientific knowledge, there are even more powerful forces to be feared lurking out in the dark depths of space.

The vampiric necroforms are a massive empire of anti-life, terrible beyond all imagining, ruling a vast network of dead stars and planets they have drained of all life. And at last they have come to the Nine Worlds, seeking to destroy the last refuge of living things to be found in all the dying universe. But how can the Lords of Creation even hope to stop the nightmarish undead monstrosities when they are bitterly divided by pride, jealousy, and mutual suspicion?

SUPERLUMINARY is the latest and most outrageous creation of science fiction grandmaster John C. Wright, the Dragon-award winning author of THE UNWITHERING REALM, THE GOLDEN AGE, MOTH & COBWEB, and AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND. THE SPACE VAMPIRES is the second book in the series.

SUPERLUMINARY is arguably John C. Wright's darkest, most mind-boggling work to date. It's spectacular space opera on the very grandest scale, so grand that no description can possibly do it justice. It simply has to be read in order to be believed. No one writing in science fiction today thinks bigger or does it better.

From the reviews of Superluminary: The Lords of Creation:
  • Space opera on a Grandmaster scale. This is an easily read story, with grand science concepts and speculation, and a great deal of human nature on display. I recommend it for any young man over the age of nine, who wants to discover just what’s larger and more powerful than a Death Star (hint: think big, no, … BIG).
  • No living writer has captured the spirit of E. E. Doc Smith like J. C. Wright. I've heard it said that Wright is the greatest living Science Fiction author. Perhaps he is. But J. C. Wright is far and away the greatest pulp author publishing today.
  • Another masterpiece by Wright. John C. Wright's books expand the imagination like no other author in the field. Just when you think you know where his story is going he takes a hard turn, and then again. This book does so every chapter, and never lets up the gas. A ton of fun.
  • I've been waiting for years for John C. Wright to write a new space epic better than his Golden Age trilogy and I think this is it! If you like Wright's Awake in the Night Land, get this. In science fiction, Wright is peerless.
  • JCW ramps the pace up to eleven. The Lords of Creation is an explosive tale of space travel, family intrigue, assasination, nanobot resurrection, life force, death force, and forbidden knowledge of the power to create and destroy. Highly recommend.

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Blogger Tallen June 04, 2018 10:29 AM  

Was there a CH email for this one?

Blogger VD June 04, 2018 10:32 AM  

Later today.

Blogger Volpack June 04, 2018 10:38 AM  

Ordered, thanks for the heads up.

Blogger M. Bibliophile June 04, 2018 10:43 AM  

Been waiting for this one. Purchased with all due anticipation!

Blogger Starboard June 04, 2018 10:46 AM  


Blogger GK Chesterton June 04, 2018 11:04 AM  

Want more Quantum Mortis and No Gods.

Blogger ÆtherCzar June 04, 2018 11:06 AM  

Oh, good. Loved the first one. Looking forward to reading this one.

Blogger wreckage June 04, 2018 11:21 AM  

Ming bending super-science on a truly galactic scale. JC Wright is here to punch your brain in the face.

Blogger David The Good June 04, 2018 12:01 PM  


Blogger David The Good June 04, 2018 12:02 PM  

GK Chesterton wrote:Want more Quantum Mortis and No Gods.

The launch of an author's new book is not the time to state your demands and preferences for other authors' work. Just say "good job, John!" or don't say anything.

Blogger eyeslevel June 04, 2018 12:13 PM  

Star Trek has beings like the Organians and Metrons who were supposedly beyond war and conflict. But what if something just as powerful as you comes along to destroy you? What does Q do when the Andromedan equivalent wants to take over the Milky Way? Do you defend yourselves or perish? And how do you get to higher states without conflict anyway? The gazelle runs fast and has great senses because it’s being chased by fast creatures that want to eat the gazelle. If there were no conflict, we would all be slugs munching on grass. If that.

Blogger Jail Cussox June 04, 2018 12:44 PM  

Just bought this.

Blogger Manach June 04, 2018 1:35 PM  

Purchased and looking forward to reading it this w/e.

Blogger Eskyman June 04, 2018 4:36 PM  

Pity about the title. "The Space Vampires" by Colin Wilson is an excellent read and was published in 1976.

I'm sure that John C. Wright will do a wonderful job, but I'd rather he'd used a different name for his book!

Blogger Thucydides June 04, 2018 10:36 PM  

Just wow (and in the best possible way). I'm working my way though a stack of books right now, so this looks like my fall reading. It's nice to have things to look forward to.

Blogger RobertDWood June 04, 2018 11:45 PM  


The works of Wright must be kept EMP proof for my sons.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit June 05, 2018 12:52 AM  

Any chance on getting the dead-tree version? I need to get expand my wall of JCW titles.

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