Don’t miss Ho Che Anderson (Godhead 1, King) in conversation with Peter Birkemoe (The Beguiling, TCAF) at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library! They’ll be discussing his newest book, Godhead 2, the concluding volume and resolution to the futuristic corporate thriller!
This event is co-hosted by The Beguiling and the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy.
About the book: In the second and concluding volume of Godhead, GH2 picks up from where GH1 ended, with Racer Calhoun and the rest of Cadre Zeus finally learning why they’ve been assembled: to destroy Oceanus, the scientific facility traveling through the Pacific housing the God machine introduced in volume one. They undertake what they hope will be a routine intelligence gathering mission on Oceanus that turns into a desperate fight for survival through the city from which Racer had fled, and leads to a reunion with Carys, the great love of his life.
Finally the cadre are ready to confront Oceanus and put an end to the God machine once and for all. The story’s finale upends the usual narrative expectations and concludes with a somber private epiphany that results in the triumph of human reason over a technocratic/supernatural savior.
Part Boy’s Own adventure genre, part men-on-a-mission yarn, part formal playground through which the author can exercise his restless obsessions, Godhead 2 is the action-based resolution to the psychological drama of the first volume.