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S0004019328 Wri
Adult Fiction Sci Fi   Griffith . Available .  
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ISBN 9780765367457
Call Number F Wri
Author Wright, John C. 1961-
Title Count to a trillion (Bk 1)
Publication details New York : Tor Books, 2012
Series Count to the Eschaton 1
Notes 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.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Interstellar travel
Cryopreservation of organs, tissues, etc
Human-alien encounters
Genre Science fiction
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