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Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'Starting with Vernor Vinge's concept of the Technological Singularity (the moment when machines begin to evolve without human assistance or restraint), Broderick takes three people at the end of this century toward the technological/biological apocalypse, beginning with Abdel-Malik, a Lebanese-born judge. In 2004, Malik is murdered, reanimated about 70 years later, and now rules on the fate of humans in an era when the race has given control of its destiny to the Aleph, a godlike, continuously evolving AI. Amanda, a near-thirtysomething adolescent who plays a great violin, can hack into any communications system and was caught breaking into a mag-lev freighter terminal with her boyfriend Vik as part of a failed attempt to hitch a ride on these superfast underground trains. Malik confines her to her home, takes away her communications and Mall visitation privileges, but Amanda hacks through and, using robot bees, gets the attention of Mathewmark, a product of a severely isolated, kind of latter-day–Mennonite compound in which all technology is banned. Mathewmark agrees to help Amanda and Vik sneak down a mag-lev ventilator shaft inside the compound, but ends up almost dying when their plans go awry. Malik rules that Amanda must take care of Mathewmark, whose brain is now rebuilt of computer circuitry and has extraordinary abilities that lead them to discover the apocalyptic event the Aleph has planned to take everyone to the next evolutionary step.'

Source: Kirkus Reviews (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/damien-broderick/transcension/). (Sighted: 23/6/2014)

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      • Publisher: Tor
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      Tor , 2002 .
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      Extent: 348p.
      ISBN: 0765303698

Works about this Work

Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 86-87)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel
Science Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel
God-Like Possibilities Tim Lloyd , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 July 2003; (p. 11)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel
From Potter to Cant of the Future Jason Nahrung , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 August 2003; (p. 6)
Science Fiction Colin Steele , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 14 September 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel ; Agog! Fantastic Fiction : 29 Tales of Fantasy, Imagination and Wonder 2002 anthology short story ; Wonder Years : The Ten Best Stories From a Decade Past 2003 anthology short story
Untitled Bill Congreve , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 30 2002; (p. 132-134)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel
Post-Human Futures Russell Blackford , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 244 2002; (p. 59-60)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel ; Schild's Ladder Greg Egan 2001 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 30 2002; (p. 132-134)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel
Science Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel
God-Like Possibilities Tim Lloyd , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 July 2003; (p. 11)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel
Science Fiction Colin Steele , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 14 September 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel ; Agog! Fantastic Fiction : 29 Tales of Fantasy, Imagination and Wonder 2002 anthology short story ; Wonder Years : The Ten Best Stories From a Decade Past 2003 anthology short story
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 86-87)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel
Post-Human Futures Russell Blackford , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 244 2002; (p. 59-60)

— Review of Transcension Damien Broderick 2002 single work novel ; Schild's Ladder Greg Egan 2001 single work novel
From Potter to Cant of the Future Jason Nahrung , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 August 2003; (p. 6)
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