The Hermetic Millennia: Book Two of the Eschaton Sequence (Paperback)

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The Hermetic Millennia, by John C. Wright, is a kaleidoscopic vision of future history and human evolution--perfect for fans of hard sci-fi and space opera.

Continuing from Count to a Trillion, Menelaus Illation Montrose—Texas gunslinger, idealist, and posthuman genius—has gone into cryo-suspension following the discovery that, in 8,000 years, a powerful alien intelligence will reach Earth to assess humanity's value as slaves.

Montrose intends to be alive to meet that threat, but he is awakened repeatedly throughout the centuries to confront the woes of an ever-changing and violent world, witnessing millennia of change compressed into a few years of subjective time.

The result is a breathtaking vision of future history like nothing before imagined: sweeping, tumultuous, and evermore alien, as Montrose's immortal enemies and former shipmates from the starship Hermetic harness the forces of evolution and social engineering to continuously reshape the Earth in their image, seeking to create a version of man the approaching slavers will find worthy.

About the Author


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780765338082
ISBN-10: 0765338084
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: November 19th, 2013
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: The Eschaton Sequence