The Golden Age Ep. 41 The College of Hortators

Excerpts from THE GOLDEN AGE, my debut novel from 2001. 

In the far future, where humans have become as gods, living lives of perfect peace and prosperity, Phaethon of Rhadamanthus House discovers centuries of his memory are lost. Like his namesake, has flown too high, and must be cast down: for he has committed the one act the Golden Age forbids, to have ambitions higher than utopia can contain. Now his quest is to find himself.

Episode 41: The College of Hortators

This is a particularly nice scene, with guest star appearance from Emphyrio, a Jack Vance character, and Socrates, a Platonic character, both making short speeches. I leave it to the reader to judge whether the homages are in the correct spirit.