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3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Detective Sam Benson, a native New Yorker, is brash, opinionated and candid. Transplanted to work on Earth's first colonized planet, he envisions a relatively peaceful job. But Benson's ruthless nature might bring it to the brink of annihilation when a series of murders begins. He suspects a non-human is responsible-an android who once shared engrams with a psychopathic hu ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published August 26th 2010 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing Company (first published August 15th 2010)
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Oct 15, 2010 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Dear Sci Fi Reader –
Here’s a new novel you might enjoy…

A mix of science fiction, mystery and romance, Gods of the Machines is fiction on the fringe of genre and imagination…
Author Gary Starta envisions Earth’s first colonization effort in the Andromeda Galaxy in the early 25th century. Best intentions to make the planet paradise go awry when murders plague the colonists. Transplanted from Virginia PD to work as a detective on the new planet, Det. Sam Benson approaches the killing spree as if he
Natasha Larry
Feb 01, 2011 Natasha Larry rated it it was amazing
Gods of the Machines by Gary Starta is a science fiction thrill ride with just enough murder, suspense and steamy love action to satisfy any reader of romance or science fiction.

I’ll be honest, when I first started, it could have gone either way. In the beginning I was reading about people studying plants, and then….the author hit me with a scandalous sex scene-that quite frankly-I was surprised came from a male author. No offense to my male writing pals. Then the writer gives you a little murde
Jennifer Chase
Nov 09, 2010 Jennifer Chase rated it it was amazing
Gods of the Machines is an engaging, particularly intriguing mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, both human and android. It has everything that an exciting thriller should with a relentless and sometimes misunderstood detective, unsolved murders, killers on the loose, and a dogged CSI team putting all the clues together. The extra-added bonus is that all of this takes place on Ceres, a newly inhabited planet in the Earth’s solar system.

Detective Sam Benson’s newest assignment as l
B.K. Walker
Mar 17, 2011 B.K. Walker rated it really liked it
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Gods of the Machines by Gary Starta was a fantastic Sci-Fi thriller. Man vs Machine.

Ceres is a new planet in which Earth is trying to populate, not only with humans but artificial intelligence as well.

Dr. McElroy has created a superior AI Android, and they are so intelligent they can feel emotions and have free will.

When a murder takes place, it is up to CSI Sam Benson to solve the case, but there are absolutely no leads to a suspect. Flown in from Earth, Sam doesn't trust any android, and they
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Starta offers a mix pot of romance, science fiction, and mystery in Gods of the Machines. Starta in Gods of the Machines in-visions Earth’s first colonization in the Andromeda galaxy in the early 25th century. Of course all new adventures and ideas start with pure intentions, but in this case things start to go awry, murder awry. Detective Sam Benson from the Virginia PD is brought in from earth to help solve these murders. The only thing stopping Benson is that he is approaching it from his own ...more
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Jun 08, 2014 Matt aka rated it it was amazing
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Gods of the Machines by Gary Starta is the latest Sci Fi novel I have read and I recommend it to any adult fan of good characterization in their fantasy stories. The story begins with an adult male and female that are in charge of exploring an unknown part of the planet Cerses and end up expl
Heidi White
Oct 10, 2011 Heidi White rated it it was amazing
I was a little crazed about the sexual part of this book but I still think it is a good read, love science fiction and this was a thrilling story
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Jan 19, 2011 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of science fiction with artificial intelligence/androids
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Oct 27, 2013 Julie Ramsey rated it it was amazing
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Ceres is the Earth's first colonized planet. A planet that will be home to humans and to androids. After a three year trip, Samuel, along with his fiance Sandra have stepped foot on their new home. New home, new jobs a new life. Samuel is will be a full fledged detective and Sandra will be chief medical examiner.

Samuel's new job started off by jumping right into a murder investigation. Samuel, who is not a fan of the
Geri Ahearn
Jan 16, 2011 Geri Ahearn rated it it was amazing

Former journalist Gary Starta has a love for science fiction, which shines through his writing. Inspired by Issac Asimov, Starta's fascinating imagination explodes page-after-page in this incredible bone-chilling thriller that makes this author a Master storyteller as he gives terror a new name. Prepare yourself for the fright of your life as dread and evil blossom through nail-biting suspense! Detective Sam Benso
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Jun 09, 2012 Faye Benson rated it did not like it
I don't appreciate name calling on Goodreads when someone doesn't like your book- very poor taste for an author to send nasty messages to someone who does an honest review- please don't contact me again-
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