The Immortality Option
by James P. Hogan

The sequel to Code of the Lifemaker, which takes place on a planet inhabited by conscious androids who evolved from robots sent to the planet millions of years prior. This story describes the advanced race (which the evolved androids in their primary religion call the Lifemaker) who sent out space probes to find raw materials and establish automated mining operations. The solar system of the Lifemaker race is extinguished, but a dozen of them escape as computer-resident personalities on an intergalactic space ship, which eventually arrives at the same planet as the evolved androids. It is a great satire on religious credulity.

Year Read: 2001

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