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The Golden Age

(2002)
A Romance of the Far Future
(The first book in the Golden Age series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)

Phaeton, of Radamanthus House, is attending a glorious party at his family mansion, celebrating the thousand year anniversary of the High Transcendence. There he first meets an old man who accuses him of being an imposter, then an alien from Neptune who claims to be an old friend. The alien tells him that essential parts of his memory were removed and stored by the very government Phaeton believes to be wholly honourable. It shakes his faith. He is an exile from himself. Phaeton embarks upon a quest across the transformed solar system. Jupiter is now a second sun, Mars and Venus have been terraformed, and humanity has become immortal. Phaeton must search among humans, intelligent machines and bizarre life forms to recover his memory, and to learn what crime he planned to warrant such a pre-emptive punishment. His quest is to regain his true identity.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Used availability for John C Wright's The Golden Age

Hardback Editions

April 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Golden Age
Author(s): John C Wright
ISBN: 0-312-84870-6 / 978-0-312-84870-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Golden Age (The Golden Age, Book 1)
Author(s): John C Wright
ISBN: 0-8125-7984-4 / 978-0-8125-7984-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Golden Age
Author(s): John C Wright
ISBN: 0-7653-3669-3 / 978-0-7653-3669-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2003 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Golden Age
Author(s): John C Wright
Publisher: Tor Books
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