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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 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.

Synopsis:

When two alien cultures and Earth experience the same five cataclysmic events at the same time, both alien races believe this proves the existence of God--he's obviously been playing with the evolution of life on each of these planets. "Calculating God" is SF on the grand scale.

Synopsis:

The provocative, near-future SF thriller from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author

Synopsis:

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 aliens 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., hes 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.

About the Author

Robert J. Sawyer lives in Thornhill, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312867133
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
God
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Space opera
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Toronto
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction/Alien Contact
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-165
Publication Date:
20000603
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.31 x 5.46 x 0.885 in

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"Synopsis" by , When two alien cultures and Earth experience the same five cataclysmic events at the same time, both alien races believe this proves the existence of God--he's obviously been playing with the evolution of life on each of these planets. "Calculating God" is SF on the grand scale.
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The provocative, near-future SF thriller from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author

"Synopsis" by ,

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 aliens 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., hes 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.

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