Riley, a veteran of interstellar war, is one of many beings
from many different worlds aboard a ship on a pilgrimage that spans the galaxy.
However, he is not journeying to achieve transcendence, a vague mystical
concept that has drawn everyone else on the ship to this journey into the
unknown at the far edge of the galaxy. His mission is to find and kill the
prophet who is reputed to help others transcend. While their ship speeds
through space, the voyage is marred by violence and betrayal, making it clear
that some of the ship’s passengers are not the spiritual seekers they claim to
Like the pilgrims in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a number of those on the starship share their
unique stories. But as tensions rise, Riley realizes that the ship is less like
the Canterbury Tales and more like a
harrowing, deadly ship of fools. When he becomes friendly with a mysterious
passenger named Asha, he thinks she’s someone he can trust. However, like so
many others on the ship, Asha is more than she appears. Uncovering her secrets
could be the key to Riley’s personal quest, or make him question everything he
thought he knew about transcendentalism and his mission to stop it.
James Gunn’s Transcendental
is a space adventure filled with excitement and intrigue that explores the
nature of what unifies all beings. Download and start listening now!