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Deus X

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  13 reviews

In the tradition of Blade Runner and stories like Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep," acclaimed science-fiction author Norman Spinrad explores the depths of what it means to be human; more accurately, he delves into the nature of the soul in our increasingly computerized technological age. Featuring a poignant new Afterword by Spinrad, this reprinting o

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Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Spectra (first published January 1st 1992)
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Don Moore
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read all the reviews. I disagree completely with the majority of them, in this novel I found a light hearted look into the soul and what that soul means. Great work
Nicolas
La question de l’âme est toujours d’actualité, peut-être même encore plus à l’heure où la numérisation du cerveau humain n’est plus un rêve, mais un possible lointain. Ce livre explore l’une des facettes du problème de l’âme éternelle : peut-elle être changée de support de la glaise au silicium sans pertes ? En clair, un humain numérisé conserve-t-il son âme. C’est une question troublante, et pour y répondre, Spinrad nous place au bon endroit, et au bon moment.
L’endroit, c’est le milieu de la m
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Phil Kozel
Nov 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Not one of Spinrad's best, but a decent novella. Feels very dated today, but must of have been fresh when it came out.
Radu Harabula
Aug 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
Într-un post apocaliptic cu Pământul praf, fără ozon și super poluat, Marley Philippe (vine de la Bob Marley ?), fumează iarbă, străbate oceanele pe velierul sau Mellow Yellow cu pânze pe post de baterii solare și are o privire asupra lumii de tip gansta.

De fapt nu știu dacă chiar a avut loc o apocalipsă cu cap și coadă, cu un început și un sfârșit, ca să poți sa zici că ești în postapocaliptic.Mai degrabă avem o catastrofă climatică (în siajul căreia au avut loc și alte catastrofe: demografică,
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NumberLord
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Once upon a time, man was thrown out of Eden and into the fallen world. Now the world is polluted and global warming isn't making things any better. But, having passed the "Singularity," people can have their essence downloaded into the Big Board. Is this the new Eden? Or the technological equivalent of Noah's Ark? Are the beings in this vortex even human? Do they have souls?

Pope Mary I, the first female pope of a Catholic church trying desperately to find its relevance in this bleak future, ask
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Bill
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I previously read this as part of a small collection of Spinrad's work, and just re-read this (probably the fifth time) again on it's own. I really like this story, it really speaks to me. I have recommended this story to many people, but previously it was really hard for people to get a hold of, glad I have a digital copy now.
Craig
May 07, 2011 rated it liked it
A short novel that raises some interesting points about religion and cyber-life-after-death. It was probably more shocking when it was first printed and the topics had not been so over-mined. The characters were a bit thin, though Pope Mary I was interesting. Overall it was a nice, quick, thought-provoking read.
Samuli
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Finnish edition: Perinteinen Isojen Ideoiden tieteiskuvitelma. Henkilöt jäävät vähän sivuosaan ja juonessakaan ei ehditä paljon velloa, kun kaahataan suoraan kiitoradalle. Itse pääidea ja sen käsittely on kyllä 5/5 ontologista aivojörniä parhaimmillaan.
Eija
Aika hidaslukuinen, paljon tieteellistä sananhelinää - kuvauksia, kun oltiin virtuaalitodellisuudessa. Kuoleva pappi sai tehtäväkseen mennä virtuaalitodellisuuteen ja ottaa selville onko virtuaaliminällä sielu. 2 ...more
Rose
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
A tale of theological discussions in cyberworld. Pretty interesting, nice worldbuilding, and most importantly not an overly long book. Real review coming when I get around to do that. =)
Seppo Kallio
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Metka pohdinta ihmisen sielusta istutettuna henkilöiden paavi Maria I, Marley Philippe ja isä De Leone ympärille.
Peter rock
Jul 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Born in New York in 1940, Norman Spinrad is an acclaimed SF writer.

Norman Spinrad, born in New York City, is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. In 1957 he entered City College of New York and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree as a pre-law major. In 1966 he moved to San Francisco, then to Los Angeles, and now lives in Paris. He married fellow novelist N. Lee Wood in 1
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