The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom [1982 PAPERBACK]
The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom [THE PANDORA SEQUENCE #1]
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  BERKLEY BOOKS
7th paperback printing. Solid vintage reading copy with some heavy wear to cover and tanning to pages.
A determined group of colonists are attempting to establish a bridgehead on the planet Pandora, despite the savagery of the native lifeforms, as deadly as they are inhospitable. But they have more to deal with than just murderous aliens: their ship's computer has been given artificial consciousness and has decided that it is a God. Now it is insisting—with all the not inconsiderable force of its impressive array of armaments to back it up—that the colonists find appropriate ways to worship It.