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The God Engines

The God EnginesThe God Engines by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An astonishing novella that fuses dark fantasy with science fiction tropes, THE GOD ENGINES packs a lot into a short number of pages. Scalzi has succeeded in creating a fully realized — and utterly insane — world of enslaved gods, powerful theocracies, and blind faith. I had no idea where this story was going, and the places it went were astounding. The ending in particular was breathtaking. Dark, terrifying, and visceral, THE GOD ENGINES may be the closest Scalzi has come to writing horror. Fantasy and science fiction readers will eat this up, but horror readers should give it a shot, too. It’s a mini masterpiece of cosmic dread.

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