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Transgalactic
by James Gunn


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Transgalactic: the latest novel in Hugo Award Winner James Gunn's SF Grandmaster Career

When Riley and Asha finally reached the planet Terminal and found the Transcendental Machine, a matter transmission device built by an ancient race, they chose to be "translated." Now in possession of intellectual and physical powers that set them above human limitations, the machine has transported them to two, separate, unknown planets among a possibility of billions.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Transgalactic: the latest novel in Hugo Award Winner James Gunn's SF Grandmaster Career

When Riley and Asha finally reached the planet Terminal and found the Transcendental Machine, a matter transmission device built by an ancient race, they chose to be "translated." Now in possession of intellectual and physical powers that set them above human limitations, the machine has transported them to two, separate, unknown planets among a possibility of billions.

Riley and Asha know that together they can change the galaxy, so they attempt to do the impossible--find each other.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780765380920
  • ISBN-10: 0765380927
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Transcendental Machine #1

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Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Space Opera
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Action & Adventure

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-03-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

Gunn's sequel to Transcendental starts in medias res with very little explanation of what has gone before. His protagonists, Riley and Asha, citizens of a galaxy-spanning federation, have been "translated" to separate worlds. Riley goes to a violent jungle planet whose carnivorous, dinosaur-like inhabitants immediately take him for a god. Asha is greeted by small, Eloi-like humanoids who insist they live utopian lives. Neither alien species has space travel. The protagonists try not to let these experiences distract them from their quests: Riley to kill the prophet of a philosophy called Transcendentalism, and Asha to achieve something even more mysterious. Having been rendered virtually superhuman by their translation, both humans soon find ways to escape their planets, searching for each other and purusing their individual goals. Gunn has written an old-fashioned and deeply philosophical space opera. The pace of this middle book sometimes lags, and it never really comes to a satisfying conclusion, but it should nonetheless particularly appeal to fans of Arthur C. Clarke who are willing to wait and see what happens in book three. (Mar.)

 
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