No Other Gods

No Other Gods is a cosmic battle through time and space between a man and a god — a god who seems human enough to envy. Human enough to desire what little the man possesses. And human enough to kill what he no longer requires.

Get No Other Gods at Amazon.

See below for reviews and also more information on why David Brin — author of The Postman (remember the Kevin Costner movie?) and winner of the Hugo, Locus, Campbell, and Nebula awards (!!!) — actually edited this book personally.

Praise for No Other Gods

  • “Non-stop action! An eternal champion battles his way across centuries, gradually learning to ask the question: Why?”
    • David Brin, best-selling science fiction author
  • “John is an amazing new talent to watch out for!”
    • Matthew Mather, author of Atopia Chronicles and CyberStorm
  • “Battle descriptions are awesome and the action was pure adrenaline injected into my brain!”
    • Alexandre Rocha Lima e Marcondes, Geeks with Blogs
  • “From the first few pages, I was hooked. It was literally hard for me to put it down, it was so exciting.”
    • Dylan Tweney, editor of VentureBeat
  • “Pulled me into the story right away … it was actually hard for me to stop!”
    • Andi Gutmans, creator of the PHP programming language
  • “Few writers are as much a joy to read … you won’t stop!”
    • Matt Marshall, editor-in-chief of VentureBeat

Genesis of the book

I have always loved science fiction. Asimov, Heinlein, Jack Vance, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert … I grew up with the classic greats. And I always wanted to write my own novel.

So, around 2010, I did.

30 minutes at a time.

I’d get up early and devote the first 30 minutes of my working time to writing. I still had a day job — still do — and had to bring home the bacon, so this was how I made it my first priority. Paying myself first, in a sense.

And then I connected with David Brin … amazing author of so many classics. The Postman, Uplift War, and so many others. And he offered to read  — and edit — my book! (Get the full story of that experience in this post.)  I was amazed and giddy and grateful, and David gave me smart suggestions which I implemented.

And now it’s ready for you 🙂