Mr. g: A Novel about the Creation

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This is the story of Creation as narrated by God. Bored with living in the Void, Mr. g creates time, space, and matter—then stars, planets, consciousness, and intelligent beings with moral dilemmas. But unforeseen consequences come with his creations.

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Overview

This is the story of Creation as narrated by God. Bored with living in the Void, Mr. g creates time, space, and matter—then stars, planets, consciousness, and intelligent beings with moral dilemmas. But unforeseen consequences come with his creations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455119745
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 4
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Lightman, an active research scientist in astronomy and physics, has taught at both Harvard and MIT. His novels include Einstein's Dreams, which was an international bestseller; Good Benito; The Diagnosis, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and Reunion. His essays have appeared in the New York Review of Books, New York Times, Nature, Atlantic Monthly, and the New Yorker.

Ray Porter has appeared in numerous films and television shows and garnered two Audie® nominations as well as multiple Earphones Awards and enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

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    Very Good Book

    This book is the story of creation as told by The Maker and the unintended consequences of His creation and choices. There is a lot of science at the beginning as well as philosophical conversations. The beginning may be slow for some readers, but as the book progresses, the philosophical conversations become more frequent and the read picks up a bit. Lightman includes a little about other possible species and worlds which I found to be interesting. And I love the philosophical debates between The Maker and his adversary, Belhor, as well as some of the discussion He has with Uncle Deva and Aunt Penelope. They discuss topics such as the meaning of life, the existence of absolutes (whether good can exist in the absence of evil), whether The Maker should give proof of his existence, and more. Alan Lightman is an atheist, although after reading an article he wrote, he is unlike any other atheist I have spoken with or read about. I am not an atheist and the fact that Lightman is, did not sway me from picking up this book or enjoying it. It is only 212 pages and in my opinion, well worth your time. At the very least, it will make you think and would give any book club or discussion group a plethora of discussion topics from which to choose.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    barely recommended

    To begin "Mr. g"'s premise without the concept of time and yet introduce the protagonist's aunt and uncle within the same introduction led me to think the logic would be random, capricious and not very thoughtful. I very much enjoyed Einstein's Dreams and found this to be a great disappointment had trouble finishing it.

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