An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges and says, in perfect English, “Take me to a paleontologist.” In the distant past, Earth, the alien’s home planet, and the home planet of another alien species, all experienced the same... show more
An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges and says, in perfect English, “Take me to a paleontologist.” In the distant past, Earth, the alien’s home planet, and the home planet of another alien species, all experienced the same five cataclysmic events at the same time (one example: 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, morally and intellectually challenging story of ambitious scope and touching humanity. Calculating God is SF on a grand scale.Calculating God is a 2001 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.
Publish date: March 3rd 2009
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...