Golden Age Trilogy Author:John C. Wright Fans of the good old days of sense-of-wonder science fiction will find the Grand Space Opera they've been craving in John C. Wright's debut epic, The Golden Age Trilogy. Sporting influences from Bester to Zelazny, Wright's thrilling wonder story "gets high marks for its wealth of intriguing ideas (at least two per page, many of which woul... more »d spark entire trilogies). - Science Fiction Weekly.
Unhappy in Utopia
The time is ten thousand years in the future, and it truly is a Golden Age. Immortal humans share their interplanetary utopia with intelligent machines and life-forms that are partly both, and anyone can have, do or be anything they virtually wish.
We meet with Phaethon of Radamanthus House amid the gaiety of the Millenial Celebration, when all minds temporarily merged into one supermind calle the Transcendence. It is the culmination of a thousand years of speculative dreaming, when the universal mind will choose from among a multitude of proposed futures and set the course of the next millennium for all the races of the Golden Oecumene.
Inexplicably restless, Phaethon leaves the festivities to be alone with his thoughts ... and comes face to face with a bewildering mystery: essential memories have been taken from him and stored away, memories he himself had sworn never to try to access. Though it means he will be cast out of paradise - shunned, cut off from his sense filters and mnemonic aids, and exiled from his life of privelege - Phaethon can't resist investigating.
And so he embarks upon a quest across a transformed solar system to recover his identity. In so doing, he learns the truth about his life, his family and the destiny he chose for himself: to build and fly a ship to the stars a project the Oecumene will do anything to prevent. Includes The Golden Age, The Phoenix Exultant and The Golden Transcendence.« less