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The God Engines by John Scalzi
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Feb 07, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fantasy, horror, fantasy

In the world John Scalzi has created for this novella humans fly in ships powered by Gods. How this works I am not actually sure, perhaps the Gods have warp nacelles coming out of their butts? Anway, you have to have faith.

All the starship engine Gods were enslaved by one big bad God and by worshiping him, you are like enlisted in Star Fleet. However, all is not what it appears to be, and if you faith is broken, you are in big trouble.

If you like your fantasy or science-fantasy dark this is the book for you.

I like really like the novella length for fiction, too many authors have great ideas for a book and they pump them up into a big boring bloated novel, when they really only have enough steam for novella or perhaps in some cases as short story. I realize that they need to make a living, but I think the novella may be the more popular book for in the future for people of the later ADD generations, like myself.

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