The Golden Age

The Golden Age

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Phaeton, of Radamanthus House, is attending a glorious party at his family mansion, celebrating the thousand year anniversary of the High Transcendence. There he first meets an old man who accuses him of being an imposter, then an alien from Neptune who claims to be an old friend. The alien tells him that essential parts of his memory were removed and stored by the very government Phaeton believes to be wholly honourable. It shakes his faith. He is an exile from himself. Phaeton embarks upon a quest across the transformed solar system. Jupiter is now a second sun, Mars and Venus have been terraformed, and humanity has become immortal. Phaeton must search among humans, intelligent machines and bizarre life forms to recover his memory, and to learn what crime he planned to warrant such a pre-emptive punishment. His quest is to regain his true identity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 106 x 171 x 32mm | 201g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0812579844
  • 9780812579840
  • 499,393

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"Wright may be this fledgling century's most important new SF talent. . . . a rare and mind-blowing treat." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

""The Golden Age" offers an intriguing and stunning look at future society - and its problems."--L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

"Think Coleridge and Xanadu -- except this is no fragment, but a beautifully realized, sprawling space epic of an evolved humanized solar system teeming with artificial intelligences and life-forms. Wright wields a poetic vision that is at once intimate and intricate yet vast and dazzling." - Paul Levinson, author of "The Consciousness Plague"
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About John C. Wright

John C. Wright, a journalist and a lawyer turned SF and fantasy writer, lives with his wife and son in Centreville, Virginia.
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3,116 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 43% (1,332)
4 33% (1,037)
3 15% (474)
2 5% (170)
1 3% (103)
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