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The universe is empty. The stars are dead. The worlds are no more.

The last humans struggle to create a god to save them from the utter end. In the shadow of this colossus Max Ocel rescues a beautiful stranger from the clutches of an insane giant, and sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to wipe out mankind itself.

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Published May 8th 2013 by John Guy Collick (first published April 22nd 2013)
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Rodrigo Aguerre
Feb 09, 2015 Rodrigo Aguerre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I read "Thumb" because I won a goodreads giveaway for "Ragged Claws", which is the following book to "Thumb" in the series "The Book of the Colossus".

Fantasy mixed with science fiction is not what I usually choose for reading. Normally I read hard science fiction, especulative science fiction or "space opera", and sometimes I venture myself with books that are a little out of these parameters. The authors I like the most are Asimov, Clarke and Pohl.

"Thumb" has nothing to do with it. It is comp
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Jane
May 27, 2013 Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thumb is like nothing I’ve read before, and I absolutely loved it. If this is steampunk, I’m a convert, but if you are already a fan, don’t expect steam-powered horses and musketeers taking potshots at airships. The atmosphere is more like the original Star Trek series, complete with polystyrene scenery and murky colour, but instead of being set in a studio, the playground is an immense dull orange wasteland littered with waste building materials, stretching thousands and thousands of miles, ...more
Virginia
Aug 10, 2016 Virginia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must admit that after a friend recommended me this book, I wasn't that thrilled to start reading it.

The first few sentences of the blurb made me think of a sci-fi/fantasy book with only metaphors about how we humans need our gods when there's no other way to save ourselves. (Not that I have something against religious fiction, but I just wasn't in the mood for it.)

I was happy when I realized that I was wrong and that the book wasn't like that... but as soon as I heaved a sigh of relief, I wa
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A.B. Shepherd
Jun 22, 2013 A.B. Shepherd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was provided an ebook version of Thumb in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I've never been one to judge a book by it's cover, which I think is a good thing because there a many covers that don't turn me on. Like Thumb's cover. It is a representation of a scene in the book, but it doesn't draw me in or make me want to read it.

I was intrigued by the blurb though, so I thought I would give it a go. In the beginning I started to wonder what I'd gotten myself into. I started to think the boo
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If God did not exist, mankind would have to invent him. Literally, in the case of the remarkable book Thumb, by John Guy Collick.

It is the far, far, far future. So far into the future that the universe is dying. Stars are burning out and hope is dead, buried and forgotten.

An essentially unchanged mankind, basic humanform bodyshape still intact with a recognizably human consciousness, will meet the heat death of the universe. They are resigned to it.

Until the discovery of a white hole of sorts th
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Peter Kent
Jun 19, 2013 Peter Kent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Firefly meets the end of the Universe, with just the slightest hint of Jason Bourne. A well written page turner with each chapter building to a crescendo that makes you want to continue reading.
Tamara Tipton
Aug 19, 2013 Tamara Tipton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly gave up on this book. I never do that, but I just couldn't get a handle on the story or the main characters. Perhaps it just isn't the book for me.
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John Guy Collick was born in Yorkshire, England. When he was 10 years old his grandfather gave him a copy of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and from then on he was hooked on science fiction and fantasy. He worked for Scotland Yard before moving to Japan for ten years to lecture in literature and philosophy, teaching courses on Science Fiction and Futurology. Ragged Claws is his second ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Book of the Colossus (4 books)
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  • AntiHelix (The Book of the Colossus, #3)
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