A determined group of colonists are attempting to establish a bridgehead on the planet Pandora, despite the savagery of the native lifeforms, as deadly as they are inhospitable. But they have more to deal with than just murderous aliens: their ship's computer has been given artificial consciousness and has decided that it is a God. Now it is ...Read MoreA determined group of colonists are attempting to establish a bridgehead on the planet Pandora, despite the savagery of the native lifeforms, as deadly as they are inhospitable. But they have more to deal with than just murderous aliens: their ship's computer has been given artificial consciousness and has decided that it is a God. Now it is insisting - with all the not inconsiderable force of its impressive array of armaments to back it up - that the colonists find appropriate ways to worship It .Read Less
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. book: minor crimp to spine edges, boards a little loose, very mild edge toning, couple of very faint 1/4" dia. moisture stains near bottom spine edge. dj: minor to moderate shelf & edge wear, very mild toning along flap edges. very adequate unread reading copy with mylar protection. signed by author on title page. author has drawn a line through printed name.
Fine in Fine jacket. Fine in fine DJ covered with protective clear 'brodart' DJ cover. Tight, clean copy. Signed by author on FULL TITLE page. Even though this appears to be a 1st Edition (price $10.95 on inside DJ flap) it is in fact an advanced reading copy with a Putnam 'Review Copy' sicker on the back of the DJ and a 2-page publisher's leter laid in. Has '185-Review Signed' penciled on top upper outside corner of front end paper (dealer markings). Autograph guaranteed authentic. Purchased from a collector that I have bought from for some time now. Ask for pictures if interested.
The situation Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom have created in The Jesus Incident does have the same kind of mythological/religious underpinnings. And, while the characters are motivated and caught up in by the same kind of mystical religiosity that saturates the Dune universe, they just don't ever transcend that human, yet more-than-human threshhold. Chapter after chapter I kept waiting for that Dunish awesomeness, but alas, it seemed as though the story and characters just kept falling short and just sort of hung - almost there, but just not quite.
While it's not Dune (and I mean the entire Dune cycle), it's certainly worth a read.
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