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Keeper of the Universe

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To prove that denying free will is too high a price to pay for peace, Ben-Harran, a renegade Galactic Controller, must bring three witness before the Council of Atui. Each of the three must decide if beings have the freedom to be true to themselves, even if it means destruction. An engrossing novel filled with intrigue and hints of romance.
Hardcover, 227 pages
Published 1992 by Clarion Books
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Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress)
5 stars & always golden

I'm crying, this is beautiful! I wanted it to be a series, but this perfect space sci-fi story I first read 14 years ago & after 3-4 books of Harry Potter, it turns to my favourite, is a standalone as I know.
if you want to read an awesome Space Galactic novel with beautiful descriptions, this is perfect. I recommend this to everyone who enjoys stars & astronomy.
& Ben-Harran is awesome!
Cheryl
Jun 25, 2017 marked it as someday-elsewhere
Pam's review says "The central question of the novel is whether it is better to live in the safety of a predictable existence which lacks religious belief, or any true art or music, or to have the possibility of creative and spiritual evolution and fulfilment in a world where war, famine and other attrocities are permitted to exist."

If the question is posed like that, the novel is ridiculous. All of the 'good' things listed there could coincide. I dunno if I want to find out if Lawrence really d
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Pam Baddeley
An interesting YA read, which centres around the question of free will and whether or not it is better to have responsibility for your own actions and end in disaster, or be sheltered from them but be stultified and robbed of creativity and a spiritual dimension to life.

Christopher is flying to Greece to take on a menial job as an escape from the life mapped out for him - University, a money earning high flying job - which he dreads, when the plane explodes and he is the sole survivor. He finds
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Emi
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
Great philosophical points
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Elizabeth Holden, better known by her pen name Louise Lawrence, is an English science fiction author, acclaimed during the 1970s and 1980s.

Lawrence was born in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, in 1943. She became fascinated with Wales at a young age, and has set many of her novels there. She left school early on to become an assistant librarian. She married and had the first of her three children in
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