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   Rupture, The, by George C. King  
  Novel, first publication in 2009
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      George Carlin meets Richard Dawkins in this satire of The Rapture.
    Since the 9/11 attacks, the Earth has been watched closely by a technologically advanced race living on the planet Rehtom in the Alpha Centauri system. In 2017, Revillug, a brilliant young troubleshooter, is dispatched to Earth to forestall a global religious war that is brewing. If he fails, the subsequent planetary holocaust will endanger a large sector of the Milky Way Galaxy.
    He seeks refuge with Benjamin Starr, 70, and his granddaughter, Mary, 21, who live in Sarasota, Florida. Because of his faith in life beyond the Earth, Ben has been chosen to engage in time travel. He can return to any moment in his life, no strings attached, and relive the past, changing it if he wishes. The only thing Revillug, now posing as Jason Christopher, fails to tell Ben is that his performance will be evaluated, and the fate of the entire human race may rest on the choices he makes. As time is running out, will Jason simply destroy humanity and save the galaxy, or perform stand-up comedy in the hope of inciting a revolt against religion? Not only that, there’s something about Mary.

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  • 21th Century
  • Aliens - Extra-terrestrials
  • Earth
  • Religion - Theology - Gods & Deities - Faith - Priests & Clerics

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