Count to A Trillion

Count to A Trillion

Book - 2011
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After the collapse of the world economy, Menelaus grew up in what was once Texas as the future equivalent of a hired gun. He is recruited for a manned interstellar mission to investigate the Monument, and artifact of alien origin. He awakes two centuries later from cryo-suspension to find Earth transformed in strange and disturbing ways-- and that the Monument still carries a secret he must decode to determine humanity's true fate in the universe.
"John C. Wright burst upon the SF scene a decade ago with the Golden Age trilogy, an innovative space opera. He went on to write fantasy novels, including the popular Orphans of Chaos trilogy. And now he returns to space opera in Count to a Trillion. After the collapse of the world economy, a young boy grows up in what used to be Texas as a tough duellist for hire, the future equivalent of a hired gun. But even after the collapse, there is space travel, and he leaves Earth to have adventures in the really wide open spaces. But he is quickly catapulted into the more distant future, while humanity, and Artificial Intelligence, grows and changes and becomes a kind of superman"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765329271
Branch Call Number: SF WRIGHT JOHN
Characteristics: 364 p. ; 24 cm


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Apr 16, 2012

I really really wanted to like this one but it just didn't grab me. I read a lot of science fiction but recently not much 'hard science fiction' so maybe I found it hard to get back into this sub-genre when its been at least 10 years since I've read similar books like say Ringworld. The actually premise, world building, setting and all that was pretty cool and the main character was neat too. But the plot moved too slow, was very philosophical, mathematical in places and that sort of thing. It was well written but just didn't grab me.


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