I am reading for the first time John C. Wright‘s Count to a Trillion and The Hermetic Millennia, the first two of a multilogy of five or more books. First impression: a grand space opera with vivid colors, future and baroque mixed like in Wright’s Golden Age trilogy, highly imaginative transhumanist superscience and cosmic transcendence, and fun and entertaining to read.

While Wright is often bashed and vilified by reviewers because of his upPC reputation (a right-wing Christian writer, of all things, see his blog), I think he is an excellent SF writer.