Today’s featured book is COUNT TO A TRILLION,
a very cool postmodern space opera (or so I’ve dubbed it) by John C. Wright
and I’m giving away a copy, so read on…
Every generation has its own space-opera fixation. I grew up watching “Star Trek” (the OLD one), then moved on to “Star Wars” (the first couple or three movies, then I got over it). They’re full of noble galactic warriors who live and work across far-flung galaxies. Their heroes aren’t madmen who’ve had their sanity restored, been frozen, and awakened years later to find a whole ‘nother Earth. But I love that concept—the postmodern space cowboy, you might say—which is part of the idea behind Count to a Trillion.
Want to win a copy? Read on…
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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. (Released December 2011, Tor Books)
What space opera did you grow up watching, and who was your favorite space boyfriend? Kirk or Spock? Han Solo or Luke Skywalker? Or, hey, Chewbaca. It was Han Solo all the way for me, baby. You know the drill, space cadets: one entry for comment, a second for blog follow, third for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and a fourth for a tweet or retweet.