Fofo’s CBRIII Review #26 – The God Engines by John Scalzi

Target: John Scalzi’s The God Engines

Profile: Sci-fi, Religion, Metafiction

The God Engines is the first book I read on my Kindle.  This is probably my own fault, but I didn’t really check over the information on the buy page at Amazon, and as a result, I ended up reading a novella instead of a full novel.  When I finished the book in a blistering two hours, I realized something was up and went online to check the pagecount.  Whoops.  I’m still counting it, but I don’t feel good about it, particularly as it is my half-way mark to 52.  That’s right!  Half way done and a full 3 books ahead. 

There isn’t a lot here to review.  The God Engines is a brief little novella about a culture of humans that are completely dedicated to their god, a nameless superentity from a race of creatures that survive on human faith and can warp the laws of the universe.  These humans use the defeated husks of enemy gods to power their spaceships, ever wary of heresy and waning faith. 

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