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In the beginning, the Church ruled all the Spheres of the Apostles, but that was millennia ago, before the origins of this massive, artificial realm were forgotten. Now, drought, plague, and war have fragmented society into antagonistic sects. A young orphan, Thomas, is thrust into the midst of this upheaval and embarks on a journey to the highest of all Spheres, Heaven. As he struggles through his chaotic, crumbling world, Thomas witnesses cruelty and violence beyond measure—and chances upon unexpected moments of courage and self-sacrifice. In this turmoil, he is forced to make soul-rending choices between what his faith tells him he should do, and what he must do to survive. The Book of Thomas is the unflinching, deeply affecting tale of the battle that reason and religion wage for a boy’s soul.
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As Thomas makes his way through the world [in The Book of Thomas], his backstory is gradually revealed, adding richness and somberness to a dark novel that is reminiscent of Walter M. Miller Jr.’s classic A Canticle for Leibowitz.”
Theology and hard-sf mix it up in perhaps the most haunting, elegantly-rendered pocket universe I’ve ever encountered. Brilliantly thought out and brilliantly written. I want to invoke the works of Gene Wolfe, of Walter M. Miller Jr.— The Book of Thomas: Heaven deserves to be in such company— but it would be a disservice to compare Boyczuk to a bunch of dead old white men. Boyczuk isn’t dead yet.”