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Transcendental Hardcover – 20 September 2013

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 2nd ed. edition (20 September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765335018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765335012
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.6 x 23.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 717 g
  • Customer Reviews: 3.4 out of 5 stars31 customer ratings

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"Jim Gunn doesn't publish a new novel very often, but when he does it's a whopper. "Transcendental" is his best yet, and in it he demonstrates his possession of one of the most finely developed skills at world-building (and at aliens-creating to populate those worlds) in science fiction today. Read it!" --Frederik Pohl, bestselling author of" Gateway " "James Gunn, after a long, stellar career in science fiction, is a master of the narrative art--as he shows in this Chaucerian pilgrimage through the galactic future." --Robert Silverberg, bestselling author of "Lord Valentine's Castle" Jim Gunn doesn't publish a new novel very often, but when he does it's a whopper. "Transcendental" is his best yet, and in it he demonstrates his possession of one of the most finely developed skills at world-building (and at aliens-creating to populate those worlds) in science fiction today. Read it! "Frederik Pohl, bestselling author of Gateway" James Gunn, after a long, stellar career in science fiction, is a master of the narrative art--as he shows in this Chaucerian pilgrimage through the galactic future. "Robert Silverberg, bestselling author of Lord Valentine's Castle"" Jim Gunn doesn't publish a new novel very often, but when he does it's a whopper. Transcendental is his best yet, and in it he demonstrates his possession of one of the most finely developed skills at world-building (and at aliens-creating to populate those worlds) in science fiction today. Read it! Frederik Pohl, bestselling author of Gateway James Gunn, after a long, stellar career in science fiction, is a master of the narrative art--as he shows in this Chaucerian pilgrimage through the galactic future. Robert Silverberg, bestselling author of Lord Valentine's Castle " "Jim Gunn doesn't publish a new novel very often, but when he does it's a whopper. Transcendental is his best yet, and in it he demonstrates his possession of one of the most finely developed skills at world-building (and at aliens-creating to populate those worlds) in science fiction today. Read it!" --Frederik Pohl, bestselling author of Gateway "James Gunn, after a long, stellar career in science fiction, is a master of the narrative art--as he shows in this Chaucerian pilgrimage through the galactic future." --Robert Silverberg, bestselling author of Lord Valentine's Castle

About the Author

JAMES GUNN is the Hugo Award-winning science fiction author of The Joy Makers, The Immortals, and The Listeners, and the coauthor, with Jack Williamson, of the classic epic SF novel Star Bridge. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Transcend the transcendential
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars An epic new science fiction novel for a SFWA Grand Master
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Liked it a lot....waiting for the next book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining read
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved the approach to the various alien races via the ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a pleasant surprise!
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