SF Gospel is a blog about religion in science fiction by Gabriel Mckee, author of the non-fiction book The Gospel According to Science Fiction. He’s posted a review of my novelette “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made.” Key paragraph:
Stone’s story is chock full of scriptural allusions to the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Book of Mormon– some stated plainly, others less so. Most intriguing for me is the Job-like confrontation at the story’s end between the finite Malan and the all-but-infinite Leviathan. The idea that limited, contingent, mortal beings can have some influence and importance in the infinite, eternal eyes of the deity is, arguably, the core of all human religion. Stone’s story presents this concept in the context of a speculative ethical puzzle, and is quite entertaining to boot. Its Nebula nomination is well earned.
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