Saturday, May 3, 2008

* Peter M Ball's "Avenue D Prayer" (flash fiction, science fiction)

Description of a world where temples are places with machines to artificially simulate your mind. You are expected to pay a fee per session, some of these places are cheaper than others, ...

I had a feeling the idea is inspired by prayer machines in similar automated temples in Roger Zelazny's "Lord of Light".

Fact sheet.

First published: AntipodeanSF magazine, #117 (February/March 2008).
Rating: C
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Note: Why is this post so short?