Reviews of The God Patent
“Science + Art = Soul”. -The San Francisco Chronicle. Read the complete review here.
"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
"The  story is rich: engineer Ryan McNear jokingly submits a patent for the human soul during the dotcom boom, buoyed by a friend's rewriting of the Book of Genesis as a power generator. Years later, with the economy in shambles, he finds a company that's actually developing his patent and raking in the dough while claiming to provide eternal energy and proving God's existence. Pursuing a legal claim to the patent in order to rebuild his shattered life, McNear soon finds himself torn between science and religion and fighting the insidious undercurrent to his inadvertent creation.” -The North Bay Bohemian
“...skillfully weaves together multiple plot lines and characters in a fast moving story that kept me hungry for the denouement... Ransom Stephens got it right. The Petaluma scene. The suspense software. The dark side in all of us that is battling our hardwired angels.” -Tim Nonn at Book Case, for the Petaluma Argus-Courier
“It is a brilliant first novel. The three smartest people I know, my wife, my son, and my daughter-in-law, were swept away by it.” - Robert Park, author of Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science  (Park makes a cameo appearance in The God Patent)
"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 The Ultimate Rush and Exult.
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