The Holy Machine

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Wildside Press LLC, 2004 - Fiction - 242 pages
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Illyria is a scientific utopia, an enclave of logic and reason founded off the Greek coast in the mid-twenty first century as a refuge from the Reaction, a wave of religious fundamentalism sweeping the planet. Yet to George Simling, first generation son of a former geneticist who was left emotionally and psychically crippled by the persecution she encountered in her native Chicago, science-dominated Illyria is becoming as closed-minded and stifling as the religion-dominated world outside ... The Holy Machine is Chris Beckett's first novel. As well as being a story about love, adventure and a young man learning to mature and face the world, it deals with a question that is all too easily forgotten or glibly answered in science fiction: what happens to the soul, to beauty, to morality, in the absence of God?
  

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User Review  - Murmike - Goodreads

Religion, Robots and what it is to be human! A great mix and a great debut novel from Author Chris Beckett! Read full review

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User Review  - Kamran - Goodreads

This book makes one think about the human nature, destruction by the religions, our cravings for change etc. Read full review

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Charles Beckett is a British social worker, university lecturer, and science fiction author.

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