The God Antenna
Publisher: Zinovii Art Studio
Author: Niko Zinovii
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback, ebook
Size: 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches
Length: 258 pages
Illustrations: 2 maps
ebook (ePub, mobi)
The God Antenna
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Imagine a little white pill that can dramatically boost your memory and IQ. Oh, just one thing—it also removes your ability to believe in God...
Literary science fiction with a mythic semblance, The God Antenna is a story of unusual extraterrestrial visitation and much more: artificial intelligence, post-humanity, alien beings, and the origin of the ancient entity we call God.
Set in rustic Greece and Israel, the story is touched gently by future technology while grounded soundly to man's past. In this time of First Contact, the seemingly miraculous and unfathomable clashes head-on with rationality and science. The duplication of biblical miracles, new-men, a slave class of artificials, love and betrayal, the oldest world in the cosmos, Centaurs from across the void, and the astounding philosophical implications of extrasolar life, nature, and science all culminate in a global event unparalleled in all human history.
Read The God Antenna, an astounding tale that begins with a man traveling to Mount Áthos, Greece, in search of knowledge, and a dying whale beaching itself at Akko, Israel, in search of peace...
Reviews: Notables, media, readers
"Thoughtful and gripping. Impossible to put down."
—Jack McDevitt Nebula & Campbell Award winning author
"THE GOD ANTENNA deals with some fascinating and serious questions about a subject that science fiction rarely deals with. Recommended."
—Mike Resnick Nebula & 5 time Hugo Award winning author and all-time leading award winning author for short fiction
“What if belief in god is centered in a spot in one’s brain? And what if a pill can erase that belief, while boosting one’s intelligence? This is the stuff of Niko Zinovii’s The God Antenna – part science fiction, part philosophical speculation, totally interesting.”
—Ben Bova Campbell & 6 time Hugo Award winning author and editor
"The God Antenna is a scientifically literate attempt to return to the serious science fiction of the classical era (as exemplified by Aurthur C. Clarke) with a focus on real, significant issues confronting our time. The questions it asks are not new (they are timeless) but the answers it suggests shed new light on universal issues.
The story is well-crafted with plots and sub-plots that nicely bring out the themes. Although the themes range from the nature of man's belief in God to the manipulation of that belief by post-biological means, the climax of the story brings these themes together in a way that asks penetrating questions about them.
This book is an anomaly for our times. Its story exists somewhere between science fiction and philosophy."
—Jack Sexton, former AI researcher
"As we meet new worlds, everything we know is challenged. The God Antenna is a science fiction novel from Niko Zinovii as he explores the time of First contact with other worlds and the changes that it does to the world, exploring the impact of the contact and blending in traditional and biblical mythology and everything else. With plenty to think about stewed in, The God Antenna is a read that is very much worth considering for those seeking science fiction with an original take."
—John Taylor, reviewer for The Midwest Book Review
"The God Antenna recalls the wonder of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. It is a rich tapestry made of fantastic ideas and magnificent characters woven by a master story teller. Even if you are only a casual reader of SF you should pick it up. You will not be disappointed!"
—Donald R. Krick Jr, reader
"I finished reading The God Antenna yesterday. One word: Mind-Blowing !!!
This book paints a live picture in the reader's mind. One can actually feel like they are breathing in the same space as Peter, Quinn, Walter and Pi, can hear the commotion around them and experience the same adrenaline rush. Niko Zinovii has managed to brilliantly capture the emotional turmoils of each character in just a few words.
I am amazed at the accuracy of his portrayal of the characters and how similar they are to people we can find around us. Is the future going to be what the book predicts? Would we face those tragedies as the world of Peter and Dima did? Who knows, but I do know that this book would make the reader wonder about the what if's and how so's of life. Thank you for giving me a chance to be a part of the intriguing world of the Tha."
—Prerna Anand Swaroop, reader
"On a rainy eve, wine glass in hand, I delved into The God Antenna, and couldn't put it down... On that magical eve, listening to the rain bounce off my window, I thought to myself that this book is truly a work of genius and silently wished that I could pen something like this... 5 Stars and truly a 'must read'"
—Taylor Saint-Savage, internationally published author
"This is a scientifically literate and mature drama that weaves a dense web of story lines and themes into a surprisingly exciting story. It is not the kind of puerile science fantasy that is all too prevalent nowadays but rather a plausible, captivating drama that looks at issues that lie somewhere between science, philosophy and culture. For someone willing to pick it up and think about what they are reading, you find about 1/3 of the way in that it is not what you thought - but a deep questioning along the lines of "The Age of Spiritual Machines.""
I just finished The GOD Antenna. It was an incredible novel. Thanks for a very powerful and fun read.
—Paul Schell, reader
Welcome to the near future: A time when the mind of man has been dramatically altered, his perception of reality forever changed; all due to a tiny white pill, “Little Miracle,” which, after taken, boosts IQ but also eliminates all religious belief. It is this changed Earth that experiences First Contact: Astounding extraterrestrial visitation and invasion coupled by seemingly supernatural events.
Peter Demidov, a scientist, travels to Mount Áthos, the Holy Mountain, to find God, but instead he finds something truly incredible. With his newfound friend, Abbot Dmitri Nikitin, they glimpse the wondrous and face the astonishing.
Sean Quinn goes to sea to forget God, but instead becomes God’s pawn. With his newfound friend, Dr. Ofar Ben-Ami, they glimpse the miraculous and face the unfathomable.
These two opposite pairs of men walk very different paths, going on very different journeys, each wondrous yet one of science and rationality, the other of chance and religious interpretation.
Peter’s wife, Katerina, lives in neither of these worlds, her universe being one of art, poetry, and the appreciation of beauty and myth. With her close friend, archaeologist Walter Maynard, she encounters the truly unexpected and it changes her life forever.
The life paths of these six individuals, and three unique inhuman others, converge at a place and time of cataclysmic circumstances of mythic proportion. This is that incredible story: The God Antenna
An artist's interpretation of the characters
Back / Front cover spread
Cover idea and design by Niko Zinovii. Cover artwork by artist Leonardo Ariza Ardila.
Cover art Copyright © 2012 by Niko Zinovii