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Author: Ransom Stephens Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781469290508
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When electrical engineers Ryan McNear and Foster Reed coauthored two patents for company cash incentives, they thought it was all just a joke. One describes the soul as a software algorithm, and the other described the Big Bang as a power generator.

But when the company crashes, McNear finds himself divorced, desperately hard up, and estranged from his son. As he rebuilds his life, McNear discovers Reed has used their nonsensical patents to draw in top-tier energy investors. A patent war erupts, and McNear is suddenly immersed in a battle between hard science and evangelical religion. To prove himself, he will have to risk everything — his reputation, his livelihood, and even his sanity — to be with the son he loves and refuses to forget.

Set in the age-old culture war between science and religion, The God Patent is a modern story that deftly blends scientific theory with one man’s struggle to discover his soul.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A narrative that sings of the heart and the scientific method as two parts of the same song.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • The God Patent really drew me in, not just because of the hard-charging plot and the vivid characters but also because this story is wrapped around one of the central conflicts of our time: faith in science versus faith in religion. Ransom, to his credit, avoids easy or didactic answers. Instead he pulls readers into a dense and nuanced argument that leaves us buzzing with questions.”

    Tamim Ansary, bestselling author of Destiny Disrupted

  • “This story of life, physics, and spirituality will blow your mind. You won’t put it down until the last page, and when you look up, you will see the world in a totally different way.”

    Joe Quirk, bestselling author of Exult

  • “This book is truly amazing. It combines philosophy, theology, science, humor, and great characters all in one outstanding story. This is that rare book that makes you seriously reconsider and reevaluate your idea of what the universe is all about. It is engrossing and fascinating, the kind of book that makes you sad when it’s over and you want to read it all over again.”

    Miles Dylan, singer, songwriter, and philosopher

  • “Ransom Stephens skillfully weaves together multiple plot lines and characters in a fast moving story that kept me hungry for the denouement and some baby back ribs.”

    Petaluma Argus-Courier

  • “Every time I finish a really good book, I get depressed because I’m loath to leave behind the characters that I’ve come to know and love, and the world in which I was immersed. I’ve had that feeling since reading The God Patent. I feel altered, and I’m sad to leave that world. The book inspires one to seek excellence, to be a better person. To choose life. What more can you ask for?”

    Ann Clark, founder of Sacred Wilderness

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About the Author

Ransom Stephens has a PhD and is a professor of particle physics turned writer and speaker. He has worked on experiments at Fermilab and CERN and was on the team that discovered the top quark. He is a producer for Litquake (San Francisco’s Literary Festival) a longtime member of the San Francisco Writers Workshop, an award winning speaker, and the author of over 200 articles, essays, and stories on everything from career transition to quantum physics to the future of publishing.

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels, winner of sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration, is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction. His background is in classical theater and film, and he has performed at repertory theaters around the country.