Count to a Trillion

Count to a Trillion

by John C. Wright
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Count to a Trillion by John C. Wright

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429986373
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Series: Eschaton Sequence , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 128,577
File size: 707 KB

About the Author

JOHN C. WRIGHT lives in Centreville, Virginia.

JOHN C. WRIGHT is an attorney turned SF and fantasy writer. He has published short fiction in Asimov’s SF and elsewhere, and wrote the Chronicles of Chaos, The Golden Age, and The War of Dreaming series. His novel Orphans of Chaos was a finalist for the Nebula Award in 2005.

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Count to a Trillion 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is exemplary of what science fiction is about. Big ideas, moral and philosophical conflict, speculation on how technology will develop... a space princess. Despite a fair amount of editing errors, and a sometimrs irritating accent on the main character, this remains well worth the read
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I tried to keep reading because the basic storyline is pretty good. But all the factual mumbo jumbo kept getting in the way. I have almost been convinced by this book that star travel is impossible for the human race and thatvis what the point ofbthis book seems to be. If the storyline would have been the promenent theme I could get over the scientific explinations. As it is, for probably the third time in my life of constantly reading books I will not be finishing this one after reading 2/3s of it.
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Disturbing and full of thoroughly unpleasant characters.
Midwesterner More than 1 year ago
A great read.  It's satisfying just for the idea-filled adventurous vision of the future and the storyline.  But  the appreciation of  mathematics as a powerful language adds a layer of richness for those who know and love math.
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i thought it was good until the religion part that the author put in for his own enjoyment, im sure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an interesting idea and an interesting lead character, but I just couldn't get into it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was way too confusing. I like the big ideas but it had way too much mathematical and scientific jargon. After a while, I did not care about the characters or plot because I was bogged down by all of the technical stuff. I was barely able to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't enjoy it!! Was glad to reach the end, and dump it.