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Project Pope by Clifford D. Simak

Project Pope (1981)

by Clifford D. Simak

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  librisissimo | Apr 3, 2016 |
Questo romanzo è ambientato in un pianeta ai confini della galassia, colonizzato da robot senzienti che vi hanno fondato Vatican-17, una loro personale rivisitazione di cristianesimo atta alla ricerca della verità ultima, piuttosto che a una fede cieca e immobile. Su questo pianeta, arrivano i nostri protagonisti, per ragioni diverse, ma si ritrovano irrimediabilmente affascinati dalla ricerca della verità perseguita dai robot...

Robot: Check
Esseri alieni NON antropomorfi: check
Esseri alieni antropomorfi: check
Umani: check
Paradiso: Beh... diciamo che c'è anche quello, in un certo senso :D

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  Manua | Apr 10, 2014 |
One of my favorite Simak books. Wonderful futuristic fantasy tale.
  papyri | Dec 27, 2013 |
Thisis one of Simak's best fantasy worlds, one of his best stories, and the emotion that is coming througth is that love and respect for ALL living things, and he really has some "things" in this one! How about a mulit-tenanctaled being that plops up and down and is called, natch, ploopper, but who has the ability to push out of himself a mini-atomic explosion. And there's the "bubblies," a race of smoky beings encapsulated in a robotic suit so they don't drift away from themselves, to to speak. Yes, this book makes one wonder just what Clifford Simak smoked in the privacy of his own home. ( )
  andyray | Jan 2, 2009 |
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Robot believers at the far end of the galaxy endeavor to create a true religion, but their efforts could be shattered by a shocking revelation Far in the future, on the remote planet End of Nothing, sentient robots are engaged in a remarkable enterprise. They call their project Vatican-17: an endeavor to create a truly universal religion presided over by a pope, whose extreme godliness and infallible artificial intelligence are fed by telepathic human Listeners who psychically delve into the mysteries of the universe. But the great and holy mission could be compromised by one shocking revelation that threatens to inspire serious crises of faith among the spiritual, truth-seeking robotic acolytes while tearing them into warring religious factions. For the Listener Mary is claiming that she has just discovered Heaven. There are those among the Clifford D. Simak faithful who consider Project Pope his masterpiece. But whether the crowning literary achievement of a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award?winning science fiction Grand Master or merely another brilliant novel of speculative fiction to stand among his many, Simak?s breathtaking search for God in the machine ingeniously blends science and spirituality in a truly miraculous way that few science fiction writers, if any, have been able to accomplish.… (more)

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