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Jim Bennett Reviews House of Solomon

Apes of Eden Book 4 The House of Solomon    Jon P Gunn

A Continuation: Please Read On


This unusual, challenging work is the continuation of the previous book, The Apes of Eden. Be prepared for similarities and differences.

The same, amazing, iambic pentameter with rhyming couplets goes on. It is wonderful that this can be done while telling a story and not being intrusive.

The same alternate universe is alive around you, with the Apes being in a world of humans, mythical creatures, and difficulties, having left Eden in search of God.

The same questioning of values, and the same dashes of humour await you.

This book begins in a difficult desert situation, foreshadowing the dystopia to be revealed by the human guide encountered by scouts. The Sage and Poet are dispatched to a citadel on the basis that they can most easily be spared, should their reconnoitre fail.

They are met by a ‘human’ who conducts them on a tour of his super-human technological history. In an alternate past Earth, computers have been used, and other machines, to augment mankind. Here are some quotes from this weird, semi-substantial guide:

“You apes have let your sheer tenacity

engender cortical opacity.”

“The Central Data System, you’ll surmise,

provides my conversation. It replies

to all the questions you see fit to ask.

If asked why I do not assume this task,

the answer is that humans don’t demean

themselves with work done better by machine.”

“It culminates our most ambitious goal:

mechanical replacement for the soul.”

“An ape believes in anything he wants

by disregarding skeptics’ lies and taunts;

but humans need computers to reject

conclusions it decides are incorrect.” Continue reading

Sample Chapters from House of Solomon

HOS Front CoverThe Citadel



The vultures watched the Apes of Eden plod

across the salty waste, in quest of God.

One thing we’ve never lacked is fortitude.

Another thousand years the Tribe pursued

its Quest, across that desolate expanse Continue reading

The Apes of Eden – Book 4 – The House of Solomon is Now Available

The Apes of Eden – Book 4 – The House of Solomon is now available on, and


HOS Front CoverThe House of Solomon, Book 4 of The Apes of Eden saga tells of a visit to literal Museum of Human Technology hosted by a mysterious hooded figure.  The author provides stunning detail and biting commentary on man’s unending quest for domination of the Earth.  Will it end in failure? Will the human race be the ultimate victor?

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