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Blasphemy by Douglas Preston
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Jan 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi

It would appear that Preston is not overly fond of the right-wing, nut-case, slimy-televangelist approach to religion. Given the title, I don't believe I'm revealing anything to tell you that this is a fascinating mix of science (a supercollider out on a remote section of the Navajo Reservation, strange scientist characters & conflicts between them), politics at multiple levels(the DC version, on-the-ground between the scientists & locals, super-star televangelist & a like-minded pastor out in the hinterlands), religion (variations on faith, God, the anti-christ, and more), and the expected Preston mega-disaster, all with a hint of romance & lust thrown in. Yeah, Preston does go on a bit at times, but that's to be expected, no? He makes up for with story and some great characters (even those you don't like) Can't tell you more without giving away the store. Enjoy!
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