The Agony of the Gods – is fascinating AND boring

Posted: March 8, 2015 in Fiction

Glenn Hates Books


3 of 5 Godless Stars – The Agony of the Gods by Tom Wolosz.

This is a fascinating book. And, at the same time, it’s boring as fuck. Because, the sci-fi elements in this book, the technology, is amazing. But the story is just plain stupid. And unfortunately, the tech is not good enough to carry the entire book. It’s good enough for a short story, but just sucks the life-force out of this book.

It’s the story of The Machine, and the chaos it’s created, throughout the universe. The Machine is a man-made device that basically turned man into Gods. Because it allowed man to achieve anything. To create their own worlds. Create their own people. Create their own universe.

This book is centered around the slaves of these Gods. The police, who call themselves Enforcers. The Enforcers were called into existence by the Gods purely for amusement. Apparently…

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