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The Prayer Machine

‘Both humanly and scientifically plausible. Read and be scared’ THE SUN 


THE PRAYER MACHINE reveals a link between schizophrenia and metaphysics and takes the reader into the unknown labyrinths of the psychotic’s world. In Hodder-Williams’ gripping novel, we travel a road that leads to places we have never been before, nor ever will again.


‘One of those writers on whom critics have already lavished almost every word of praise possible’ BBC RADIO 2


Christopher Hodder-Williams was an English writer, mainly of science fiction, but he wrote novels about aviation and espionage as well. Before his career in writing, Hodder-Williams joined the army in 1944, and served in the Middle East and lived in Kenya and New York, later settling in the UK. Many of his books are early examples of what would later be called techno-thrillers. He also worked as a composer and lyricist, and wrote numerous plays for television.


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