“GOD, ROBOT” Official Release

Copied directly from Superversive SF:

From the Amazon blurb:

It is the year 6080 AD. Detective Theseus Hollywell has at last discovered the hiding place of William Locke, a notorious fugitive from justice who has been hunted for decades after committing unspeakable crimes.

But Locke has a trick up his sleeve, one that the detective couldn’t expect: He has a story to tell.

This is the tale of the theobots, the robotic beings created to love God and neighbor with a perfection no human could achieve. In ten stories by eight different award-winning authors, Locke recounts the role of the theobots throughout history, from the purposes for which they were originally created to their ultimate role in deciding the fate of Man, the galaxy, and one lost and tortured soul.

There is one review. An excerpt:

While one can appreciate well-written Christian sci-fi simply for its novelty (If someone else has written sci-fi about robots who follow the Bible more faithfully than most humans and actually done some clever things with the idea, I am not aware of it), this little collection of chronologically-linked short stories should appeal to anyone who is not too scared or too intellectually biased to find the idea of robots trying to be good Christians fascinating. (Do they have sin? How will they take communion? How does the servant-master relationship change when robots began to wonder if they have souls as well?)

I would give the book a solid 4 star rating for taking a basically interesting idea and developing it in creative ways, but I give it an extra half-star and a deserved round up to 5 for taking things one step or twist further than I guessed on several occasions, and also simply for being a book that, refreshingly, is intellectually stimulating sci-fi which doesn’t feel the need to take cheap shots at the scripture that is part of its basic thesis, which these days probably makes it radical if not outright subversive.

Of course, I will need to dispute with this awesome review: The word he is looking for is superversive. ;-)

Purchase here, and WRITE A REVIEW! It can be one word, but it helps drive the book up on the Amazon lists. I only ask that you be honest.

Link here.

Very cool!

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2 Responses to “GOD, ROBOT” Official Release

  1. dpmonahan says:

    Hmmm. I might check it out once school is over. Alien 4 might have been another sad chapter in the demise of the Alien franchise, but I was intrigued by the idea of a robot programmed to be a Christian. It was a neat idea that could have been explored. That and the robot was Winona Ryder looking gorgeous.

  2. Craig N. says:

    Admirably high-concept SF: I’ll try to get to it sooner rather than later.

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