The Gods that Weren't
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The Gods that Weren't

After centuries separated, two societies meet again.

About the Book

Heaven and Mother are twin planets, tide-locked to one another.   

After a great war, Mother's extra-planetary colonies in Heaven remained separated from their home planet for centuries. Unlike their home planet, they kept and survived thanks to the technological advances they retained from earlier times.   They want and need to reestablish contact with their cousins. The problem is that Heaven is the residence of the Gods, which they aren't, and their existence brings back bad memories of the War that got them there.

Heaven's agents have been living surreptitiously in Mother for decades.  Their shipments of resources from Mother allowed the population on Heaven to expand significantly, but to cross the threshold of self-sustainability, they have to trade openly. They have to make their existence known.

They need to make contact.

About the Author

Daniel Barreiro
Daniel Barreiro

For ages I had this idea of a story going around in my mind.  

Sometimes, when traveling, I saw a place and imagined it as the perfect setting for a scene. Some news article I read would suggest a new twist.

But then, I write code for machines, not literature for people.  Or a technical book or article. Am I up to the challenge or writing a novel?

Then, the time arrived to actually give it a try, and the story started to come out even in ways I hadn't foreseen.  Characters just started to have their own lives. Things just happened.  I am not sure whether this is the story I had in my mind.

I hope you enjoy it.

Table of Contents

  • 1 - Allucio and the Observatory
  • 2 - The Keeper of the Calendar
  • 3 - Signals from Heaven
  • 4 - Barging through the Canals
  • 5 - Meeting with Strangers
  • 6 - Strangers with Strange Ideas
  • 7 - The Trip to the Island
  • 8 - The Rocket Launch
  • 9 - Anisia is Free
  • 11 - Searching for the Blueprints
  • 12 - Bengo finds the Blueprints
  • 13 - On the Move
  • 14 - Digging
  • 15 - The Structure is Found
  • 16 - The New Supreme Priest
  • 17 - Making the Structure Public
  • 18 - A Visitor from Outer Space
  • 19 - Fania’s Trip
  • 20 - Laying the Cable
  • 21 - Banglion
  • 22 - Wireless Licensing
  • 23 - The Second Cable
  • 24 - The Oath of Office
  • 25 - The Midway Station
  • 26 - Heaven’s Growth
  • Epilogue - Fania’s Last Article
  • Afterword

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