Friday, May 2, 2008

* Melanie Fletcher's "The Padre, the Rabbi, and the Devil His Own Self" (short story, fantasy, humor)

Justice is meted out to a conman priest. There are parts related to prejudices among Catholic, Protestant, & Jewish sects that you will probably enjoy more than me if you are familiar with these religions. Not very original plot - there are probably a half dozen Hindi movies that include threads with its theme, & innumerable local tales in India (may be elsewhere too). But I still liked the story.

Fact sheet.

First published: Helix magazine, #2 (Fall 2006).
Rating: B
Download full text.
Was in preliminary round of Nebula Awards 2007 in short story category.

Note: Why is this post so short?