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10:34 am: God, Robot!

New anthology with stories by John and myself!

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GOD, ROBOT, edited by Anthony Marchetta, is a collection of intertwined stories that explore the meaning of intelligence, faith, retribution, and redemption.

It is the year 6080 AD. Detective Theseus Hollywell has at last discovered the hiding place of William Locke, a notorious fugitive from justice who has been hunted for decades after committing unspeakable crimes. But Locke has a trick up his sleeve, one that the detective couldn't expect: He has a story to tell.

GOD, ROBOT is the tale of the theobots, the robotic beings created to love God and Man with a perfection no mere mortal could achieve. In ten stories by eight different award-winning authors, Locke recounts the role of the theobots throughout history, from the purposes for which they were originally created to their ultimate role in deciding the fate of Man, the galaxy, and one lost and tortured soul.

The book features contributions from some of the biggest names in Superversive SF, including John C. Wright, Vox Day, Steve Rzasa, Joshua Young, and L. Jagi Lamplighter.

GOD, ROBOT is 162 pages, DRM-free, and $4.99. Available only on Amazon.

The bonus book is Sci-Phi Journal #7. Subscribers who purchase GOD, ROBOT prior to 12 noon on Wednesday, April 20, may download a free copy.

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Also, William Locke who appears here is the same William Locke who is the best friend of Vladimir Von Dread and Gaius Valiant in the Books of Unexpected Enlightenment. (This was his life before he was rescued, turned into a child, and brought to Roanoke…or part of it was.)

And the main character, the detective, is the son of Astrid Hollywell, who hasn't been onstage yet much in the series but will become very important in the future. 

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From:boryon
Date:April 18th, 2016 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Hi,

A question I've been meaning to ask you:
In the Unexpected Enlightenment series, you have characters brought in from "elsewhere". Are any of those pop culture references (e.g. like the Hyperions from Ryk Spoor's Grand Central Arena series) that we stand a chance of recognising or are they all your own creations?

Certainly Gaius Valiant's "background" has somewhat of a Doc Smith feel to it while some of the others have an anime feel to them.

Cheers,
Chris
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From:arhyalon
Date:April 18th, 2016 11:09 pm (UTC)
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I don't know who the Hyperions of Ryk Spoor. I will have to ask Mark if he used them...and I don't know about it. That has happened to me before.

Gaius was Gaius Baltar from Battlestar Galactica in the original game. ;-)

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From:arhyalon
Date:April 18th, 2016 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Slightly longer answer.

My series is based on a game. The game borrowed characters from everywhere. When I decided to write it up, I designed new backgrounds for the characters.

So, now they are from the new backgrounds, but they were inspired by the original.

From:boryon
Date:April 19th, 2016 06:33 am (UTC)
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Ahh, thank you. That explains why I didn't recognise them but they felt familiar.

In Ryk Spoor's Grand Central Arena series, part of the background was a project called Hyperion. For it, a bunch of heroes were manufactured and raised within virtual reality worlds to shape them. It didn't go well. These heroes were selected by backers based on SF/F works from preceding centuries (e.g. Doc Smith). This allows for some fun playing "guess where that character came from", as many of them are renamed.
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From:arhyalon
Date:April 19th, 2016 11:21 am (UTC)
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That sounds quite interesting!

Mine are supposed to seem familiar, but hopefully each background will end up being fresh and interesting enough to make them distinct, individual characters.

You can read the background of four of the characters in the God, Robot book. (Astrid is a very minor character in my first few books, but she will eventually be one of Rachel's best friends. ;-)
From:boryon
Date:April 19th, 2016 01:54 pm (UTC)
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I look forward to it, thank you.
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From:yamamanama
Date:April 18th, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Do not buy this; it's published by Vox Day.

Inutili preghiere!
Inutili minacce!

Edited at 2016-04-18 07:12 pm (UTC)
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From:arhyalon
Date:April 18th, 2016 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Hi there. God bless you.

Thanks for dropping by.
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