Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ari Brill's "Good Doctrine" (flash fiction, humor, free)

Human religious missionaries (apparently Christian) are on a crusade, "purifying" other sentient species in the galaxy. Now the turn has come, of their reward at the hand of an angel...

See also.

  1. Ray Bradbury's "The Fire Baloons": Human Christian missionaries have landed on Mars, to convert what remains of the Martians. Only the Martians have a surprise for them...
  2. Harry Harrison's "The Streets of Ashkelon": A human missionary (I think Christian, but I don't recall correctly) has landed on an alien world to convert them, only the situation is a bit complicated because a human religious skeptic already lives there. So confused natives have designed an experiment to test the missionary's word...

Fact sheet.

First published: 365tomorrows, 18 June 2009.
Rating: B.
Download full text from publisher's site.
Related: Religious fiction.