Early Praise for “God, Robot”

We are up to eight reviews posted between Amazon and Goodreads, all five out of five stars!

Some excerpts. From Goodreads:

Most of the stories were a lot of fun, while also having something to mull over. There was not a story I did not enjoy and I would make special mention of “An Unimaginable Light” by John C. Wright and the concluding story “The Ring of Sounding Brass” by his wife J. Lagi Lamplighter. A story provided by Vox Day was also quite intriguing in the abstract way a Robot delivers justice and discovers his own godhead – rather chilling.

I really enjoyed the playing around with theology in this universe and the obvious connection by hindsight of combing the three laws with the greatest commandment and the resulting difficulties. Just a totally solid collection of stories from multiple authors disproving the “too many cooks” hypothesis in this instance.

And some various from Amazon (all five star reviews):

If you love theology and science fiction, this is an excellent book.

Well done. The authors are able to make even robots, or a variation on the theme, interesting characters that one actually can care about. Cleverly written as a series of connected stories by various authors.

Interesting twists involving robots and theology, something that is particularly meaningful to me at this juncture in history. I was truly moved by the chapter, “Infinite Search” written by EJ Shumak. His main character, Enoch, is a Theo-bot who struggles with ontology, theology, and connection in a most poignant, moving way. Well worth the read.


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.

 

Remember: After you take everybody’s advice and get this awesome collection, WRITE A REVIEW! This drives things up the Amazon lists and gets more people to notice us. One word will do! I only ask you be honest.

Worth nothing: The various reviews have specifically praised stories by Vox Day, John C. Wright, EJ Shumak, L. Jagi Lamplighter, AND MJ Marzo. A truly balanced collection of well-written tales. But I could have told you that.

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  • I’m really looking forward to starting this one on Monday night!

  • curtjester

    Cool, the first Goodreads review you quoted was mine. I’ve been reading this blog for awhile so that was nice. Funny how you can start reading something not knowing there your own words before it dawns on you.

  • My Kindle will be back in operation tonight! I can’t wait to start reading my e-books.