"Exciting futuristic science fiction"
In 2004, Lebanese born Judge Mohammed Abdel-Malek is
murdered. Seven decades later, Abdel is brought back to
life. The world he died in is not the same as the world he
is reborn in as the artificial intelligence Aleph now
controls mankind's destiny. Not long after his
reanimation, Abdel serves as a judge again.
Amanda Kolby-McAllister and her boyfriend are caught
breaking into a mag-lev freighter terminal while hoping to
hobo a ride on these super speed underground trains.
Mohammed confines her to her home while taking away her
communication privileges. However, the brilliant Amanda
manages to hack through her confines. Mathewmark Fisher
learns of Amanda through her hacking and decides to help
Amanda sneak into a mag-lev compound, but he nearly dies in
the attempt. Mohammed assigns Amanda to care for
Mathewmark, whose brain now consists of computer
circuitry. His new "brain" enables him to learn of Aleph's
apoplectic plan to attain the next evolutionary level in
relatively moments rather than millenniums. With no hope
for the future, they must stop the all-powerful God-like
TRANSCENSION is an exciting futuristic science fiction
novel that is based on machines intelligently growing in
brain power without human support. The story line is
engaging as Damien Broderick adds several layers of depth
to the typical super AI tale. Though the numerous major
subplots at times overwhelms the more casual follower, Mr.
Broderick has created a powerful science fiction entry that
fans will fully enjoy and want more AI tales from this free
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 2, 2002