James Gunn’s highly anticipated novel, “Transgalatic” has finally released and science fiction fans everywhere rejoice! The novel is the latest novel in Hugo Award winner and Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee James Gunn’s SF Grandmaster career. It is the sequel to his first major novel in more than a decade, “Transcendental.”
An epic, character-driven, high-concept space opera, TRANSGALACTIC is a real departure for Gunn. It’s a suspenseful novel with unexpected plot twists, set against a deeply spiritual quest—a grander scope and higher concept than anything he’s done before. When Riley and Asha finally reached the planet Terminal and found the Transcendental Machine, a matter transmission device built by an ancient race, they chose to be “translated.” Now in possession of intellectual and physical powers that set them above human limitations, the machine has transported them to two, separate, unknown planets among a possibility of billions. Riley and Asha know that together they can change the galaxy, so they attempt to do the impossible–find each other.
Locus Magazine said,
“This is not a character-driven fiction, but a deliberate revisiting of some of the genre’s most enduring features across a century or more…There’s plenty of life in the old stuff yet.”
Publishers Weekly also praised the novel saying,
“Gunn has written an old-fashioned and deeply philosophical space opera…it should particularly appeal to fans of Arthur C. Clarke who are willing to wait and see what happens in book three.”
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, where he is professor emeritus of English at the University of Kansas. He is the founding director of KU’s Center for the Study of Science Fiction. Gunn was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2015. He is also one of the last living Grand Master Award winners of the Golden Age of science fiction.
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