Count to a Trillion

Count to a Trillion, a four-volume hard SF space opera by John C. Wright, begins with the novel of the same name in the post-apocalyptic 22rd century, and by the end, catapults the reader far into the distant future. Millennia of violent and compressed social, environmental and evolutionary change are witnessed through the eyes of Menelaus Montrose. Analog said of the first novel in the series “A space opera that starts in familiar territory and builds wonder upon wonder into a strange and enchanting edifice […] One of the things science fiction does best is to take us beyond limits, to stretch the imagination as far as it will go. Count to a Trillion does a great job. Definitely recommended.”

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The Judge of Ages
The Judge of Ages
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The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity's value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing factions have labored to meet the alien threat in very different ways.

One of them is Ximen del Azarchel, immortal leader of the mutineers from the starship Hermetic and self-appointed Master of the World, who has allowed his followers to tamper continuously with the evolutionary destiny of Man, creating one bizarre race after another in an apparent search for a species the Hyades will find worthy of conquest.

The other is Menelaus Montrose, the posthuman Judge of Ages, whose cryonic Tombs beneath the surface of Earth have preserved survivors from each epoch created by the Hermeticists. Montrose intends to thwart the alien invaders any way he can, and to remain alive long enough to be reunited with his bride Rania, who is on a seventy-millennia journey to confront the Hyades' masters, tens of thousands of light-years away.

Now, with the countdown to the Hyades' arrival nearing its end, del Azarchel and Montrose square off for what is to be their final showdown for the fate of Earth, a battle of gunfire and cliometric calculus; powered armor and posthuman intelligence.
 
Judge of Ages is the wildly inventive third volume in a series exploring future history and human evolution from John C. Wright.

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Count to a Trillion (Volume 3)

John C. Wright

Tor/Forge

The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity's value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing...

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The Hermetic Millennia
The Hermetic Millennia
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A kaleidoscopic vision of future history and human evolution, as witnessed by the one man who may hold the key to humanity’s salvation against an approaching alien threat.

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Continuing from Count to a Trillion, Menelaus Illation Montrose—Texas gunslinger, idealist, and posthuman genius—has gone into cryo-suspension following the discovery that, in 8,000 years, a powerful alien intelligence will reach Earth to assess humanity’s value as slaves. Montrose intends to be alive to meet that threat, but he is awakened repeatedly throughout the centuries to confront the woes of an ever-changing and violent world, witnessing millennia of change compressed into a few years of subjective time. The result is a breathtaking vision of future history like nothing before imagined: sweeping, tumultuous, and evermore alien, as Montrose’s immortal enemies and former shipmates from the starship Hermetic harness the forces of evolution and social engineering to continuously reshape the Earth in their image, seeking to create a version of man the approaching slavers will find worthy.


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Count to a Trillion (Volume 2)

John C. Wright

Tor/Forge

A kaleidoscopic vision of future history and human evolution, as witnessed by the one man who may hold the key to humanity’s salvation against an approaching alien threat.

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Count to a Trillion
Count to a Trillion
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Space Opera / Western by the author of The Golden Age trilogy.
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Hundreds of years in the future, after the collapse of the Western world, young Menelaus Illation Montrose grows up in what was once Texas as a gunslinging duelist for hire. But Montrose is also a mathematical genius—and a romantic who dreams of a future in which humanity rises from the ashes to take its place among the stars. 

The chance to help usher in that future comes when Montrose is recruited for a manned interstellar mission to investigate an artifact of alien origin. Known as the Monument, the artifact is inscribed with data so complex, only a posthuman mind can decipher it. So Montrose does the unthinkable: he injects himself with a dangerous biochemical drug designed to boost his already formidable intellect to superhuman intelligence. It drives him mad.

Nearly two centuries later, his sanity restored, Montrose is awakened from cryo-suspension with no memory of his posthuman actions, to find Earth transformed in strange and disturbing ways, and learns that the Monument still carries a secret he must decode—one that will define humanity’s true future in the universe.


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Count to a Trillion (Volume 1)

John C. Wright

Tor/Forge

Space Opera / Western by the author of The Golden Age trilogy.

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