The novel “Transformation” by James Gunn was published for the first time in 2020. It’s the third book in the Transcendental trilogy and follows “Transgalactic”.
Riley and Asha have reunited but when they return to Earth, they discover bad news. At the borders of the Galactic Federation, various planets have stopped sending communications for mysterious reasons. The Galactic Center’s pedia indicates an almost certainty of an invasion but by whom?
The galactic bureaucracy is slow to decide countermeasures, to say the least. Riley and Asha take the lead and force Federation authorities to give them the official assignment to investigate. The help of the Earth’s pedia is useful but the group becomes quite uneven with the addition of Tordor as a representative of the Federation and Adithya, who is part of a group that intends to eliminate the pedia.