Our Lady of the Artilects by Andrew Gillsmith
The story is based 200 years in the future where Artilects (next-generation androids) care for our every need, but all is not well when they start having visions of apocalyptic nature and one is reported of being possessed!!.
When I found out about "Our Lady of the Artilects" I was intrigued, by a touch of Sci-Fi and religion I knew I had to read it.
Having finished it I can say that I enjoyed it, there were a few elements that went over my head but I soldiered on and am glad I did.
I'm Catholic and I don't actively practice it but I've always been intrigued about it, especially miracles and the best example of it is the story of our lady of Lourdes. Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared eighteen times to fourteen-year-old Bernadette Soubirous in that small town located in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains of southern France.
That's from Google BTW lol.
The Virgin Mary gave Bernadette three 'visions' two have already been released but the third has still to be released to the world although much has been speculated about it.
The main element of the story is about the third vision which I believe the author has done a splendid job of blending technology with religion.
A great debut and looking forward to reading more from him.
Many thanks to Andrew for a copy for reviewing.
About Andrew Gillsmith
Andrew Gillsmith is a science fiction writer living in St. Louis, Missouri. Gillsmith grew up in the Golden Age of Cyberpunk. Fittingly, his first job out of school was delivering mail for Jeff Bezos when he was still selling books via Listserv. Since then, he's worked in a number of interesting roles, including head of custo mer experience for the Kentucky Derby, leader of a proposed hyperloop project in the United States, head of data analysis for a healthcare company, and SVP of sales for a digital marketing agency. He currently works in publisher development in the programmatic advertising space. He is married to Cheryl and has two young sons. Gillsmith and his family attend St. Clare of Assisi parish in Wentzville.