A high-concept space opera trilogy, by SF grandmaster James Gunn, which focused around a piece of ancient alien technology known as the Transcendental Machine. Beings who enter the device are “translated”, changed, into something more than their fellow beings.
JAMES GUNN is Emeritus Professor of English at K.U. and has published more than a dozen novels and half a dozen collections of stories, and has edited more than a dozen and a half books. His best-known novels are The Immortals, The Dreamers, The Listeners, Kampus and The Joy Makers. The Immortals was filmed as The Immortal and became a TV series. His academic publications include Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction, The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the six-volume anthology The Road to Science Fiction, The Science of Science-Fiction Writing, Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction and Inside Science Fiction.