- File Size: 172 KB
- Print Length: 22 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BNV2CEM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,291,037 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is one of the most interesting short stories I have ever read. It was well written and thought provoking and I can see why it was a first place winner. Well done Jess Kuras. I hope you write more stories like this.
It starts out with Catharine as the head of Global Modeling. Her dad started working on the GM (global modeling) machine but suddenly quit due to his "religious upbringing". But Catharine had no second thoughts of picking up where her father left off and even nicknaming the GM "The God Machine". She wanted to "build God" and predict the future.
Catharine was the first to have a monitor embedded under her skin to monitor her vitals and hormone levels as well as her every movement. All this data goes into the GM. The plan was to do this with all humanity thus predicting the future.
Toward the end Catharine has her "aha" moment.
"But all we can do is watch it happen," I said, wondering if this is truly what my dad ran from. To be able to see disaster approaching and be unable to do anything to stop it? This wasn't what I wanted. This was not God.
Kuras, Jess (2013-03-01). Building God (Kindle Locations 279-280).
You'll have to read the book to see what happens at the end!
This book should make athletes rethink of just how far they would alter their bodies in the name of sports!
Jess Kuras has created a vivid near-future world where the population has to answer a question for itself - what would you rather: know the future and everything that will happen to you, or live in the present where you feel your free will can make a difference?
But the story isn't just philosophical. The fact that the "God Machine" sees an imminent future where earth's entire population ceases to exist makes the story a tense nail biter. It slowly builds to a "what will happen?" climax.
Jess Kuras has created a story with many different threads that will have you asking yourself some serious questions. It doesn't preach - it leaves the reader to answer them for him or herself. "Building God" had me thinking about the story long after I read it. I highly recommend it.
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I really enjoyed this story. I thought the ending was good and thought provoking. A good read in one go.Published on February 6, 2014 by Tek
well I got it for free. it was OK, kind of meh but at least it is a sci-fi short story. glad I didn't have to pay for it though.Published on January 27, 2014 by Christopher K. Koenigsberg
Pretty good short story. Has a nice twist. Definitely worth my money and I'd buy from this author again if they have more books.Published on December 17, 2013 by Joseph M. Barney
Kind of a scary concept that could have used some more depth and appeal. This was a bit hard to understand but it was an interesting concept to be sure.Published on August 31, 2013 by Msn
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