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The Prayer Machine by Christopher Hodder Williams

£12.99

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The Prayer Machine by the late British author Christopher Hodder-Williams (ISFDB, Wikipedia, obituary at The Independent) is his vintage standalone science fiction techno thriller apparently exploring mental health issues, starring a man undergoing psychotic experiences due to schizophrenia, who turns to potentially devastating experiments with the physical world to quell the tormenting voices within, which may not be so much a mark of madness, but instead of terrible understanding of where the future will lead, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1976 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and was later reprinted by St. Martin's Press.

Currently free @ Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program)

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Neil Prentice dares to try to turn the universe inside out, driven by forces he barely comprehends.

There is such terror in his mind that he drives down to Norton — a modern scientific complex in the West Country — to rid himself of a tormenting idea and to quell the voices which rage inside him. But the psychiatrists there are violently divided about his condition.

Is he someone who really understands the appalling consequences of the genetic engineering being carried on at Norton … does he know, by means of some completely inexplicable process, where the blanket use of antibiotics will lead … or the horrifying consequences of the chance bonding of molecules of plastic and the organic cells of life itself?

If he is merely mad, does that explain why there is madness gathering in the dark clouds over Norton?

Perhaps most worryingly is the answer to the question: is he the first person ever to pass through a celestial black hole?

If so, what they will find on the other side has the ability to shake the very foundations of their world…

This is a novel which reveals a link between schizophrenia and metaphysics and takes the reader into the unknown labyrinths of the psychotic’s world. In The Prayer Machine, we go round the Mobius twist to examine secrets which colossal laser-power can penetrate and explain. We travel a road that leads to places we have never been before, nor ever will again.

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Author(s):
Christopher Hodder Williams
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 X 14 cm
Edition:
1976
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
205
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
The Prayer Machine

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The Prayer Machine by the late British author Christopher Hodder-Williams (ISFDB, Wikipedia, obituary at The Independent) is his vintage standalone science fiction techno thriller apparently exploring mental health issues, starring a man undergoing psychotic experiences due to schizophrenia, who turns to potentially devastating experiments with the physical world to quell the tormenting voices within, which may not be so much a mark of madness, but instead of terrible understanding of where the future will lead, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1976 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and was later reprinted by St. Martin's Press.

Currently free @ Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program)

Description
Neil Prentice dares to try to turn the universe inside out, driven by forces he barely comprehends.

There is such terror in his mind that he drives down to Norton — a modern scientific complex in the West Country — to rid himself of a tormenting idea and to quell the voices which rage inside him. But the psychiatrists there are violently divided about his condition.

Is he someone who really understands the appalling consequences of the genetic engineering being carried on at Norton … does he know, by means of some completely inexplicable process, where the blanket use of antibiotics will lead … or the horrifying consequences of the chance bonding of molecules of plastic and the organic cells of life itself?

If he is merely mad, does that explain why there is madness gathering in the dark clouds over Norton?

Perhaps most worryingly is the answer to the question: is he the first person ever to pass through a celestial black hole?

If so, what they will find on the other side has the ability to shake the very foundations of their world…

This is a novel which reveals a link between schizophrenia and metaphysics and takes the reader into the unknown labyrinths of the psychotic’s world. In The Prayer Machine, we go round the Mobius twist to examine secrets which colossal laser-power can penetrate and explain. We travel a road that leads to places we have never been before, nor ever will again.

Author(s):
Christopher Hodder Williams
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 X 14 cm
Edition:
1976
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
205
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
The Prayer Machine

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