Vengeance of Orion (Orion #2) DNF

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Merriam Webster defines Blasphemy as:

Full Definition of BLASPHEMY

1

a :  the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God

b :  the act of claiming the attributes of deity
2
irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable
As a reader of SFF I encounter ideas and philosophies that I disagree with, sometimes quite deeply, and while it colors my enjoyment of that book, I don’t usually stop.
As a Christian, I can take mockings, I can take my faith being belittled and I can take being told that I’m just plain wrong.
But one line I won’t cross in my reading is Blasphemy.
In this book Bova makes a future humanity, amped up and greekgod like. One of those humans comes back and pretends to be the God of the Old Testament to the Israelites in the desert. Not taking His place, but being the reality and the God of the Bible a myth based on him.
That I won’t countenance. I’m not going to riot, or ask for a death squad to go after Bova or put out a price on his head; but what I am going to do is never read any of Bova’s books again nor support him financially.
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Author:Ben Bova
Vengeance of Orion
Orion #2
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Orion (Orion #1)

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Synopsis

Orion is the chosen tool of a god, to fight another being of great power throughout the ages. Orion starts at the end of time and works back to the beginning and at each nexus in time, strives to keep the established continuum on track.

 

My Thoughts

I know I haven’t read this book, but the premise, of a time agent working against someone else while one descends time and the other ascends time, is wicked familiar. But I can’t remember what book it was, so I can’t be sure which came first.

This was lightly engaging, but in all honesty, it was so preachy about free will and choice and stuff, and it was from a perspective that I completely disagree with, that it was hard to really engage in the story without going “No, that is WRONG!”  I read to escape, not debate in my mind with the author.

Then there was the little part about the flood. Or, as I would call it, Noah’s Flood. and its humanistic, evolutionistic mocking of Christianity really turned me off. Snide. Very little is worse than snide condescension when you’re reading something.

Apart from that, this was a slightly dry set of short adventure stories. This is a series, so I’ll be trying the next book, but if it isn’t any better I’ll let the series go.

 

Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars

Author: Ben Bova

Orion

Orion #1