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I've been wracking my mind to track down a book I read in 1981 or so. What I remember: It was set in the nearish future and genetic engineering was common. Some people had super or even godlike powers. At least one lived in a fourth dimension, had worshippers, and manifested as a giant hand reaching from a hole in space (?). I think at least one character was a woman with super strength, though I may be conflating her with a similar character from Zelazny's Creatures of Light and Darkness.

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    I don't recognize the book; but try Booksleuth: forums.abebooks.com/abesleuthcom -- they're really good at finding those books you've lost. – Will Martin Apr 8 '12 at 5:22
  • Thanks, I was unaware of that site. I'll ask there, and post the answer here if I get one. – LAK Apr 9 '12 at 14:26
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By any chance... could it be Frank Herberts' The Godmakers?

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    Can you elaborate your answer, why you think its a match? – Ankur Rathee Dec 1 '13 at 7:06
  • Well it has been a while since I read the book but one of the things i remember most about the book was dealing with the main protagonist actually becoming a god at the end of the book. – White Tallon Dec 3 '13 at 1:26
  • I don't recall this book as being by a well-known author like Herbert. I'll look for a synopsis of 'The Godmakers' in a few hours and let you know. – LAK Mar 3 '14 at 18:21
  • I don't think "The Godmakers" was it. I haven't read it, but reading the plot summary doesn't ring any bells. Thanks for the suggestion! – LAK Mar 31 '14 at 17:26

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