Synopses & Reviews
The Golden Age
is 10,000 years in the future in our solar system, an interplanetary utopian society filled with immortal humans.
Phaethon, of Radamanthus House, is attending a glorious party at his family mansion celebrating the thousand-year anniversary of the High Transcendence. There he meets an old man who accuses him of being an imposter, and then a being from Neptune who claims to be an old friend. The Neptunian tells him that essential parts of his memory were removed and stored by the very government that Phaethon believes to be wholly honorable. It shakes his faith. Is he indeed an exile from himself? He cant resist investigating, even though to do so could mean the loss of his inheritance, his very place in society. His quest must be to regain his true identity and fulfill the destiny he chose for himself.
The Golden Age is just the beginning of Phaethons story, which will continue in The Phoenix Exultant, forthcoming from Tor.
"Wright may be this fledgling centurys most important new SF talent. . . . a rare and mind-blowing treat." -Publishers Weekly
"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
About the Author
John C. Wright, a
journalist and a lawyer turned SF and fantasy writer, lives with his wife and son in Centreville, Virginia.