A brilliant young woman, a teenage boy and a resurrected man, coming of age in a high-tech utopia. Amanda is a brilliant violinist, a mathematical genius, and a rebel. Impatient for the adult status her society only grants at age thirty, but determined to have a real adventure first, she had repeatedly gotten into trouble and found herself in the courtroom of Magistrate Mohammed Abdel-Malik. He is the sole resurrectee from among those who were frozen in the early 21st century, the man whose mind was the seed for Aleph, the AI who rules this utopia. Mathewmark is a real adolescent, living in the last place where they still exist, the reservation known as the Valley of the God of One's Choice, where those who have chosen faith over technology are allowed to live out their simpler lives. When Amanda determines that access to the valley is the key to the daring stunt she plans, it is Mathewmark she will have to lead into temptation. But just as Amanda, Mathewmark, and Abdel-Malik are struggling to find themselves and achieve their potentials, so is Aleph, and the AI's success will be a challenge to them and all of humanity.
Used availability for Damien Broderick's Transcension
March 2003 : USA Library Binding
February 2002 : USA Hardback
March 2003 : USA Paperback