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Transcension first edition cover
Author Damien Broderick
Cover artist David Seeley
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
19 February 2002
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 432 pp (first edition)
ISBN 978-0-7653-0369-1

Transcension is a 2002 science fiction novel by Damien Broderick. It follows the story of lawyer Mohammed Kasim Abdel-Malik who after being killed his body is placed in cryonic suspension his mind is used as a source for an artificial intelligence, Aleph.[1]


Transcension was first published in the United States on 19 February 2002 by Tor Books in hardback format.[2] In March 2003 it was republished in paperback format.[2] Transcension won the 2002 Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel and was a short-list nominee for the 2003 Ditmar Award for best Australian novel but lost to Sean Williams' and Shane Dix's Echoes of Earth.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Transcension (9780765303691)". Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Transcension by Damien Broderick". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "aurealis awards, previous years' results" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2003 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 

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