The Golden Age, Volume 1

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 14, 2003 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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 can’t 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 Phaethon’s story, which will continue in The Phoenix Exultant, forthcoming from Tor.

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User Review  - Clevermonkey - LibraryThing

Trilogy of a wildly exuberant, neo-Romantic far future solar system. Vivid alternate mental structures, super science, with a hero who's brave and bold, yet always a civilized gentleman. And AI super ... Read full review

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User Review  - dulac3 - LibraryThing

John C. Wright's _The Golden Age_ is a worthy read. Taking place in the far future, 10,000 years from now, it is a world where the transhuman 'singularity' has occurred long before and the population ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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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