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Calculating God - Robert J. Sawyer
Calculating God
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Calculating God is the new near-future SF thriller from the popular and award-winning Robert J. Sawyer. An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges, who says, in perfect English, "Take me to a paleontologist." It seems that... show more
Calculating God is the new near-future SF thriller from the popular and award-winning Robert J. Sawyer. An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges, who says, in perfect English, "Take me to a paleontologist." It seems that Earth, and the alien's home planet, and the home planet of another alien species traveling on the alien mother ship, all experienced the same five cataclysmic events at about the same time (one example of these "cataclysmic events" would be the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs). Both alien races believe this proves the existence of God: i.e. he's obviously been playing with the evolution of life on each of these planets.From this provocative launch point, Sawyer tells a fast-paced, and morally and intellectually challenging, SF story that just grows larger and larger in scope. The evidence of God's universal existence is not universally well received on Earth, nor even immediately believed. And it reveals nothing of God's nature. In fact. it poses more questions than it answers.When a supernova explodes out in the galaxy but close enough to wipe out life on all three home-worlds, the big question is, Will God intervene or is this the sixth cataclysm:?Calculating God is SF on the grand scale. Calculating God is a 2001 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780812580358 (0812580354)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
0.0 Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer (Audiobook, abandoned)
Narrated by Jonathan Davis Abandoned @ 15% I thought I’d give this book a shot as an audiobook. I’d read it years ago, back when I actually enjoyed Robert J. Sawyer’s books, and I thought it would be a nostalgic kind of read that would get Toronto points. It did get Toronto points, but I found t...
Pablos czytelnik
Pablos czytelnik rated it
3.5 Robert J. Sawyer - "Calculating God"
Robert J. Sawyer we wszystkich książkach, które czytałem, zadawał pytania dotyczące tego, co jest niepojęte dla naszego rozumu. Zawsze zdawał się być tym, który stoi twardo na ziemi, ale w żadnym wypadku nie jest zamknięty na mistycyzm. Często to zjawisko krytykuje, owszem, ale ludzka działalność tł...
bibliokay
bibliokay rated it
1.0 Calculating God
There are zero fresh or original ideas in this book. It's as if Robert J Sawyer (who in his extraordinarily condescending intro to the audiobook says only young earth creationists and people who aren't true scientists won't enjoy what this book has to say) decided to "write the controversy" and then...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
This book gives you much to chew on. Personally, I can't decide if the book is about God, immortality or death. If you want a book that will make you think, you could try this one. If you are just reading for a story, then it might be a bit frustrating because this tale is low on action and high on ...
So, I Read This Book Today . . .
So, I Read This Book Today . . . rated it
1.0 Calculating God
I tried to finish the book, I really did. However, there really wasn't any 'there' there. It reads as nothing other than the ramblings of a man who learned sound bites about science so that he could convince thoughtful persons to purchase a book that he then uses as a soapbox for obsessive ravings.I...
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