Chapters: Destination: Void, the Jesus Incident, the Ascension Factor, the Lazarus Effect. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 17. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can selectMoreChapters: Destination: Void, the Jesus Incident, the Ascension Factor, the Lazarus Effect. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 17. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.
Excerpt: The Jesus Incident (1979) is the second science fiction novel set in the Destination: Void universe by the American author Frank Herbert and poet Bill Ransom. It is a sequel to Destination: Void, and has two sequels: The Lazarus Effect and The Ascension Factor. The book is notable for inspiring the Marathon Trilogy, which had an AI, known as Durandal, achieving rogue consciousness, as a colony ship is attacked by an alien race. The book takes place following the events in Destination: Void. At the end of Destination: Void the crew of the ship succeeds in creating an artificial consciousness using the computing equipment of their ship.
The new conscious being has a level of awareness that allows it to manipulate space and time and at the end of the book, the ship instantly transports itself to a planet which it has decided the crew will colonize. The book ends with a demand from the ship, now Ship, for the crew to learn how to WorShip or how to establish a relationship with Ship, a godlike being.
The Jesus Incident begins some time after the ending of Destination: Void and though no specific amount of time is mentioned, a lengthy time after Destination: Void ends is implied. It appears that Ship has been disappointed by human beings as they have been unable to work out how to WorShip.
In The Jesus Incident Ship creates an experiment using the planet Pandora as a setting for a final attempt to work with human beings to create a satisfying relationship between humans and Ship. The action of the book is divided between two settings, the internal spaces of Ship which is orbiting Pandora and the settlements on the planet. While...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=68980