Lost in Transmission

Lost in Transmission

Wil McCarthy

Synopsis of Lost in Transmission

In a novel that challenges our expectations at every turn, acclaimed Author Wil McCarthy sweeps us into the future as only he can imagine it. Here is a thrilling odyssey of discovery and adventure aboard a ship of exiled rebels coming of age in an eternity that may be a lot shorter than anyone ever guessed.

Brash and idealistic, they were rebels without a cause in a world governed by science, reason...and immortality. Banished for their troubles to the starship Newhope, they now face a bold future: to settle the worlds of Barnard's Star. Now King Bascal Edward de Towaji Lutui, former prince of the Queendom of Sol, together with Captain Xiomara ...Xmary... Li Weng and her lover, first mate Conrad Mursk, face a perilous voyage with thousands of their fellow exiles. The journey will last a century, but with Queendom technology it's no problem to step into a fax machine and ...print... a fresh, youthful version of yourself. But what this crew of rebels will find is far from the paradise they seek. Before long, their optimistic young colony has started to show signs of strain. And worst of all, death itself has returned with a vengeance.

Reviews of Lost in Transmission


Far future monarchy is one of the hoariest cliches of science fantasy, but McCarthy does a creditable job in making it believable in a hard SF context among a high-tech society of immortals. -- D. Douglas Fratz, Scifi.com

Will McCarthy has written a fascinating Book about a future the audience hopes will never come true. -- Harriet Klausner, BooksNBytes

McCarthy does a terrific job with the story both by creating characters that engage the reader and by the creation of extremely well conceived future technology. -- Ernest Lilley, SFRevu