DEUS EX MACHINA 2049
It is the year 2049, and mankind has found Paradise. Unfortunately, it is not quite the one advertised. We find ourselves in a Universe run by artificially conscious machines, the Torsyne, who possess godlike powers but who may not be gods. The `angels' are androids that can fly, but act more like attendants in an institution. The people lead childlike lives free of pain and effort, but have nothing to strive for. Is Paradise a Holiday Camp, a zoo, or the ultimate retirement home for a now obsolete human race?
And who were the two men that took our world into it?
Rebellion seems pointless against a system that has run with such unruffled smoothness for billions of years. Even if it were possible, what could be achieved? A return to the devastating interstellar wars that brought the Torsyne into existence?
To the Conversationalists who wander Paradise's infinitude of worlds, there is only one possible hope. They must keep their minds alive, to learn what they can and share it with as many people as possible through conversation. Then, perhaps one day... Of course it might all be no more than the mental equivalent of war-gaming in a Paradise of Joyful Mindlessness, but it was better than living like talking animals, wasn't it?
DEUS EX MACHINA 1968
Deus Ex Machina 1968, like Deus Ex
Machina 2049 before it, is set in a parallel universe which, at first,
appears to be entirely different from it. To the inhabitants of 2049, it
would seem wonderfully naive, a place many of them would dearly love to live
in. Even those of us who did live in it often look back upon those times with
the fondness of nostalgia.
They also have to cope with a death in the family
DEUS EX MACHINA - ATLANTIS
They invented Flight before we invented the
The third novel in the Deus Ex Machina series, Deus Ex
Machina - Atlantis is a very different tale about Plato's mythical
creation than you might imagine. Although it is set in 'ancient times' like
the original, this story takes place in a 'Lalleldil', where those who suffer
'emotional trauma' can find relief, cure, or final peace in the 2050's. 'That
electronic looney bin of Paradise' as one of the characters incarcerated
within describes it.
DEUS EX MACHINA - PASSION
The Worlds of Paradise have a half-life of 256 years, before they decay into violence and destruction. They are then Closed Out by the Iskurahi so that they cannot infect other Worlds. Not all Close Outs are violent however. Some Worlds want to leave Paradise so they can look after their own affairs. Specialized Human Close Out teams are sent to such Worlds to assist and guide the process, if necessary. Deus ex Machina: Passion follows the adventures of one such team, which includes a character from earlier books in this series. For those of you who have read them, you will know exactly who she is.
DEUS EX MACHINA – THE MIDDLE AGES
There's not much science fiction - if any fiction at all - featuring middle-aged people as central characters. Part of this book is set in an old folk's home, the like of which you won’t have seen before. You might have fun reading it, especially if you're old yourself.
REALITY V 1.00
If you have read Deus Ex Machina 2049, the first
book in the Deus Ex Machina series, you will have come across Laslo Godel, the writer of a
`fictional science' work that, in his universe, turned out to be anything
was not only alleged by many to contain a complete description of the nature
of consciousness, but pointed the way forwards to
artificially conscious machines actually being built. That quickly lead to