“What do you call a man who stands the world on its head, overnight and without permission? Megalomaniac? Infidel? Messiah? His goal was to advance a moral vision. His motive was revenge. But Philip Machen didn't talk about changing the world until he'd already done it. By then it was too late. Curse him, worship him, or ignore him, the rest of us had to figure it out for ourselves. Before the vigilantes came for us.” – Everett Aboud
“Ed Miracle's Maker Messiah has all the great elements of science fiction: a visionary social quandary, genuinely flawed characters trying to negotiate their way through a totally unexpected new 'normal,' and veiled subversive commentary on how authority responds to change. What if a solution to society's biggest problem appeared out of nowhere? How would the rich, poor, and middle adapt? Would the economy welcome it? Could government leaders guide their countries into a better future? Would corporations find a way to embrace the solution? The coolest thing about Miracle's new book is that when you look at those questions, you kind of know the answers, and it ain't pretty. But you'll keep reading because one question dwarfs the others: what happens next?”
– Ransom Stephens, author of the 99% Solution, Too Rich to Die, and The God Patent
This book is not religious.
Are his Maker machines an irresistible trap?
Or is Philip Machen offering humanity a fresh start?
He doesn't talk about subverting the world's power elites. He just enables 55 million people to ignore them. Overnight.
Like everyone else, Everett Aboud is stuck in a personal dead-end, a pilot who can't fly. Until Philip's machines set him free.
Meanwhile, markets crash, banks and businesses collapse, and the FBI hunts Philip Machen. But to make his revenge permanent, Philip must convince thousands of people to form Freemaker enclaves, to adopt sharing sensibilities, and to defend their new entitlements against Tory vigilantes. With time running out and the FBI closing in, Philip discovers he must become that which he most despises: another fake messiah.
You'll love Maker Messiah because it's more than the sum of its parts.
It's a vision to die for.