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The Holy Machine

(2004)
A novel by

 
 
Illyria is a scientific utopia, an enclave of logic and reason founded off the Greek coast in the mid-twenty first century as a refuge from the Reaction, a wave of religious fundamentalism sweeping the planet. Yet to George Simling, first generation son of a former geneticist who was left emotionally and psychically crippled by the persecution she encountered in her native Chicago, science-dominated Illyria is becoming as closed-minded and stifling as the religion-dominated world outside ...

The Holy Machine is Chris Beckett's first novel. As well as being a story about love, adventure and a young man learning to mature and face the world, it deals with a question that is all too easily forgotten or glibly answered in science fiction: what happens to the soul, to beauty, to morality, in the absence of God?

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Used availability for Chris Beckett's The Holy Machine

Hardback Editions

July 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-84887-462-6 / 978-1-84887-462-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-59224-208-1 / 978-1-59224-208-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-78239-403-6 / 978-1-78239-403-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-84887-461-8 / 978-1-84887-461-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-84887-656-4 / 978-1-84887-656-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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March 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 0-8439-6204-6 / 978-0-8439-6204-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cosmos Books
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 0-8095-7169-2 / 978-0-8095-7169-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prime Books
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-59224-210-3 / 978-1-59224-210-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 1-903468-12-4 / 978-1-903468-12-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Big Engine
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Holy Machine
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK