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Live from Golgotha/the Gospel According to Gore Vidal
Live from Golgotha/the Gospel According to Gore Vidal
Author: Gore Vidal
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ISBN-13: 9780140231199
ISBN-10: 0140231196
Publication Date: 10/1/1993
Pages: 240
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Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A computer hacker from the 20th Century has succeeded in erasing the past. Known only as the Hacker, the hacker's target has been to systematically destroy the "tapes" that form the basis of the bible. In an effort to stop the Hacker, several business interests of the 20th Century have channeled into the past and isolated Timothy, bishop of Macedonia, later St. Timothy, and have convinced him to write his version of the Sacred Story. Once written Timothy is to bury the gospel where it will be found in the future and thus ensure the Sacred Story gets told.

In addition to beating the Hacker at his own game, the business interests in the form of NBC and its parent company General Electric, plan to perfect their time travel technology to allow them to transport a television crew back to the time of the Crucifixion at Golgotha. A sure fire ratings winner, the network plans to boost its rank in the fall sweeps by broadcasting live from Golgotha.

Can the Hacker be stopped? Will Timothy manage to record his version of the gospels before the Hacker's virus infects his time period as well? All this and more is revealed during the course of the book.