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“KNOW, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars—Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women […]

With Christmas a day away, it’s a perfect time to take another look at John C. Wright’s THE BOOK OF FEASTS & SEASONS, a collection of 10 holiday-inspired science fiction stories. This is not your average cup of Christmas tea, as a look at the story titles alone will tell you. Over the course of the year, […]

This is from Daughter of Danger: The Dark Avenger’s Sidekick, Book One. It is the fourth in John C. Wright’s wonderful Moth & Cobweb dodecology. *     *     *      *      * The Three Intruders A strange, painful sensation of hope came across her then. It was like a sick, hot feeling […]

This is an excerpt from Moth & Cobweb Book 6, Tithe to Tartarus, Castalia House’s newest release. The entire Moth & Cobweb series, beginning with Swan Knight’s Son, is now available via Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. *     *     *      *      * Yumiko was unwilling to step onto the catwalk because she […]

Here, things differ. It is not as on Earth. Approach the tree naked, carrying no ax, no saw. Explain in a clear voice your sorrow, but do not use words. Sing. Our trees know music as our universal language. Perhaps there is much which cannot be expressed in such a language, but these things, the […]

John C. Wright is the visionary author that Publisher’s Weekly called “this fledgling century’s most important new SF talent”. If you’ve had the pleasure of reading his blog, you’ll also know he is a Catholic philosopher, a Catwoman fanatic, and a senior supervillain in the United Underworld Evil League of Evil. His memory banks inform me that he […]

The dean of the Castalia House authors, Mr. John C. Wright, explains one reason he enjoys working with us. The cover of his forthcoming themed collection is displayed below. For a larger, albeit preliminary version, please visit Mr. Wright’s journal. One reason (of several) why I am grateful to have Castalia House publishing me is […]

A review by Futures Past and Present I began reading a collection of essays by John C. Wright not too long ago and was really impressed with both what the man had to say and how he said it. I’m still reading the book. It’s one I want to savor rather that rush through. I’ll […]

Castalia House is very proud to announce the publication of ONE BRIGHT STAR TO GUIDE THEM, by John C. Wright. It is a magnificent novella reminiscent of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, as it asks the question: after the adventure, what comes next?  ONE BRIGHT STAR TO GUIDE THEM begins where other fairy tales end. Brilliant […]