Let me first start by pointing out that I am an atheist and do not believe in god at all. When I picked up this book out of curiosity over the title and it being the sci-fi section, I was not expecting it would be my type of book. Fortunately I took a chance and bought it and greatly enjoyed it. The main protagonist of the story is a man who works at a museum as head paleontologist. He is an atheist, has a wife and a son, and is pretty normal overall. One day though aliens … more
Best of the best. Good Toronto-based fiction. Tackles dangerous new ground. Great for believers and skeptics alike. Don't put this down. Proves my point: atheists make better questions (beginnings) than the indoctrinated, but have (of course) less satisfying answers (endings).
An alien named Hollus comes to earth with a bunch of other aliens to do research. Hollus ends up at a museum in Toronto and meets up with Tom Jericho, a paleontologist. Hollus tells Tom that in all worlds including his own, there have been mass extinctions at different times of history that seem to coincide by date. It so happens they match earth's extinctions. While Hollus starts doing research with Tom, Hollus makes the statement that G-d exists and it is an obvious fact. The two get into … more
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