Gods Of The Machines

Gods Of The Machines

by Gary Starta


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984452156
Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/02/2010
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Starta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
His love for science fiction compelled him to write his first novel What Are You Made Of?, published in 2006. Inspired by Isaac Asimov, the science fiction novel focuses on intelligent artificial life and whether sentient androids should possess the same rights as humans.
Starta cites Stephen King and Dean Koontz as inspirations for his novels Blood Web and Extreme Liquidation which are also reminiscent of the The X-files television/movie series. Contemporary authors Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine and Jim Butcher fuel his aspiration to create paranormal suspense.
Myopic continues Starta’s quest to write dramatic science fiction where characters are essential to the plot. An alien race demands humans clean up the earth, but tell only one man, an emotional, irrational author who must convince a logical, scientist girlfriend of their existence.
Check out Gary's Blog here: www.goodreads.com/garystartascifiauthor
Learn more about Gary here: http://www.garystarta.net

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Gods of the Machines 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
rmattos More than 1 year ago
I love science-fiction. Since I read "I Robot" by Isaac Asimov when I was nine years old, I have been hooked on this genre. And this particular book is a masterpiece. In certain moments, it remainded me of "2001", by Arthur C. Clarke and his intelligent computer "HAL". In other moments, some pieces of the "I Robot" stories came back to life. But Mr. Gary Starta has his own style, and he is destined to be among the greatest names in science-fiction literature. The plot is simple and his description of the characters and the environment of the new planet is so rich that he make us cheer for our heroes and participate in his fiction as if we were there, living the moment. Detective Sam Benson investigates a series of murders that are happening at the new planet being colonized by Earth. His prejudice against androids is well known and the plot develops in a very interesting way. This is the first book I read from Mr. Gary and it was a very pleasant experience. I intend to read all his already published work. This is a "must have" book in the library of any serious reader that appreciates science-fiction. This book was written by Gary Starta and it was published in 2010 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing Co. and Pump Up Your Book was kind enough to provide me a copy for reviewing through their Virtual Book Tour Program. Thanks, Mr. Gary Starta!
AuthorReviewerGeri More than 1 year ago
Former journalist Gary Starta has a love for science fiction, which shines through his writing. Inspired by Issac Asimov, Starta's fascinating imagination explodes page-after-page in this incredible bone-chilling thriller that makes this author a Master storyteller as he gives terror a new name. Prepare yourself for the fright of your life as dread and evil blossom through nail-biting suspense! Detective Sam Benson has no love for androids, becomes obsessed with investigating them, and cannot comprehend why they exist, or the reasons why machines are their gods. The relentless detective in his ruthless behavior, desperately attempts to solve a series of brutal murders, but the pieces to the puzzle are not fitting as Ceres becomes a nightmare that only Gary Starta could create. This novel explores the relationship between man and machine as it sends chills up your spine, while introducing sizzling romance. The CSI is working on the puzzle in unsolved murders as the killers are still on the loose, while new homicides continue to be added to the list as fast as you can blink your eye. Why did Starkman become a suspect, and what did Benson accuse the android of doing? Was Ms. Lopez struck by lightning, and was she guilty of any crimes? Who did Sam trust, why was he so overprotective, and what did he witness during childhood? Suspects continue to multiply as fast as new investigations, while creatures play a grueling game in the dark of night. What kind of government ruling was mandated for Ceres couples, and did most obey? The reader is introduced to forensic examinations, homicidal puzzles, and fright night on an unforgettable flight. What happened to Chen, and Payne? Will a wedding take place as Benson deals with politics, greed, and conspiracy? What happened to Carol Walker, and was Dean a witness, or a suspect? I highly recommend this novel to all thriller and science fiction lovers, who enjoy mystery, with a blend of romance. The story is intelligent, and the suspense is electrifying. Did Sam and Sandra find much more than peace and tranquility on this new planet, and what did it do to their relationship? "GODS OF THE MACHINES" is as haunting as THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and as gripping as DON'T SAY A WORD, with Michael Douglas.
Jennifer_Chase More than 1 year ago
Gods of the Machines is an engaging, particularly intriguing mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, both human and android. It has everything that an exciting thriller should with a relentless and sometimes misunderstood detective, unsolved murders, killers on the loose, and a dogged CSI team putting all the pieces together. The extra-added bonus is that all of this takes place on Ceres, a newly inhabited planet in the Earth's solar system. Detective Sam Benson's newest assignment as lead detective on Earth's first colonized planet starts out as a routine position until a several murders happen. It doesn't look like they are going to stop anytime soon. He's thrown into the middle of politics, greed, conspiracy, and an android that appears to be the primary murder suspect. Many more suspects soon emerge in the investigation. It's a grueling game of cat and mouse, along with just the right amount of CSI. Gods of Machines offers readers something from almost every popular genre. Characters that you love, hate, or really make you think. Sexual tension, romance, heroics, adventure, creatures, and science keep you turning the pages. The descriptive prose Starta pens is entertaining and wonderfully imaginative. If you're looking for the next great sci-fi thriller to grab your attention, I highly recommend Gods of the Machines. -Jennifer Chase, author of Compulsion, Dead Game, Silent Partner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure why anyone would give this book 5 stars. It is not very well written, the subplots and romances are forced, and the ending was just pulled out of nowhere like the author got stuck and wrote himself into a corner. I wouldn't read another book by this author.
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Tamela More than 1 year ago
Recently, I had the chance to highlight Gary Starta's sci-fi novel, Gods of the Machines, which I couldn't wait to read. The futuristic quality of the novel, as well as the drama that was involved, drew me from page one. Starta writes a captivating tale of life in the future, where Detective Sam Benson's newest assignment on Earth's first colonized planet starts out as mundane, until murder begins to fill the pages. Thrown into the middle of believable politics and corruption, Benson comes across an android who appears appears to be a primary murder suspect. In this grueling tale of intrigue, filled with fascinating detective work, the newly forged planet of Ceres becomes a world of mesmerizing excitement. Gods of The Machines exhibits Starta's finesse for blending mystery, murder, romance, and adventure. His writing demonstrates a quality previously only exemplified by my favorite author, Jules Verne, where the reader is sucked into a mythical world that leaps from the pages. Starta's spellbinding imagination is magnificent and his dynamic character of Sam Benson offers a page turning read that draws the reader into the pages of this fantastic tale. 5 stars and a must read for any sci-fi fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Detective Sam Benson, a native New Yorker, is brash, opinionated and candid. Transplanted to work on Earth's first colonized planet, he envisions a relatively peaceful job. But Benson's ruthless nature might bring it to the brink of annihilation when a series of murders begins. He suspects a non-human is responsible-an android who once shared engrams with a psychopathic human. However, the detective doesn't know other non-humans once called his new world-theirs. And as Benson obsesses with making a case against the android, he is oblivious to their return and the reason why they consider machines to be their gods.