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UNSOLVED: One specific book > SciFi - guy is climbing a mountain to commune with the gods, climbs through a wall of wind, falls asleep at the top, dreams of voices in his sleep, wind blows him off the mountain to his death when he tries to climb down.

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message 1: by Starlet (new)

Starlet DiBiano | 2 comments The 'gods' are some kind of machine intelligence who killed their creators I think, and their programming prevents them from actually stopping humans from climbing the mountain to talk to them. They can read and talk into minds. But if the human doesn't have the password or whatever to take control of them, they are able to kill him/her. And they pushed humans back to a primitive state and try to prevent anyone from ever challenging their control. There's like a cult that can fool their (robot minions'?) mind reading through ritual meditations.

lots of other weird stuff happens but I believe that was the beginning part.

Probably part of a series.

Read it in the 90s maybe.


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34447 comments Mod
Starlet, at what point in the story does the guy fall to his death?

Can you tell us more about the guy - e.g., his age, student/job/skills/interests, rich/poor, etc.?

Is this book for older adults or teens (young adults)?

What's the location - e.g., Earth, another planet, fantasy world?


message 3: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34447 comments Mod
Kingdoms of the Wall by Robert Silverberg?

https://www.worldcat.org/advancedsearch > Keywords: climb mountain gods | Subject: science fiction | Fiction | Book | English


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