The Bones of God
The Bones of God -- First publication, 1986, Avon Books, and now released in ebook format.
This was a 'serious' book made to look silly by a horrible cover on the original paperback edition (an ersatz Obi Wan Kenobi looking in a spaceship window) I love this title, and still love the book (and I like the cover I've put together much better than the original).
I'd always wanted to write a book grinding my own particular axe that it's the disciples, not the prophet, who determine the course of the eventual religion, molding the prophet's teaching to their own agendas. I once started to do a fictional account of the life of Christ, but instead decided to take it into the future and widen my scope.
I was glad that John Douglas was willing to take a chance on the book, but I wish it would have been pushed more, or even given a half-decent cover. When I decided to put it out in ebook form, I figured I couldn't do worse... Hopefully, you feel the same way! THE BONES OF GOD was dedicated (again) to Denise Parsley Leigh
Also published by Headline Books, Great Britain, 1988.
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"Here is science fiction at its most profound and relevant best." - T.N. Hackney, reviewing in Locus
"Complex, intriguing, unfailingly interesting... I recommend it enthusiastically!" - C. J. Cherryh, award-winning author
"It cost me an entire night's sleep... A mystic novel with a gritty and courageous sense of realism. The ending was absolutely perfect!" - L. Neil Smith, award-winning author
"This is a fascinating book, thoughtful and thought-provoking." - Sue Thomason, reviewing in Paperback Inferno.