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ISBN13: 9780812580358
ISBN10: 0812580354
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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.

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In the near future, an alien craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien named Hollus relates to paleontologist Tom Jericho that the Earth, Hollus's home planet, and the planet of another alien species all experienced the same five cataclysmic events that prove the existence of God.

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Richard Godsell, January 27, 2009 (view all comments by Richard Godsell)
This book actually changed my religion. This book is for people who like to think about God. Is there a God? Is it a God like the one in the Bible? Is it a burning bush or a talking tree? Is it Mother Nature like my dad believed in or is it a fish that crawled up onto land and grew legs and evolved into man? Or was God a grand designer. Someone who kept at it until he got it right. "Calculating God" by Robert J. Sawyer will get you to ask these question and many more. In other words, it will get you to think. Also, as a side bar, it's a great story of alien encounter. It starts out by saying, "Take me to your Paleontologist". Please purchase this book, Robert J. Sawyer is a wonderful Canadian author whose won many awards for Science Fiction. So, get the book, preferablly from Powell's, and sit back and enjoy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812580358
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Location:
New York
Subject:
God
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Toronto
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction/Alien Contact
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
107-72
Publication Date:
20010715
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.92x4.38x.94 in. .38 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the near future, an alien craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien named Hollus relates to paleontologist Tom Jericho that the Earth, Hollus's home planet, and the planet of another alien species all experienced the same five cataclysmic events that prove the existence of God.
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