What would the world be like if the existence of God was very explicit? What if the God of such a world was similar to our conceptions of God? Interesting idea explored by the story – Hell Is The Absence Of God. It reminds me of the “story” I wrote – The Quest. Let me know if you see any parallels. 🙂
I am no big fan of fiction, let me correct that – I was no big fan of fiction. I have been converted by podcasts – escape pod and podcastle. Escape pod is a science fiction story podcast and podcastle is a fantasy story podcast.
I really liked stories such as Exhalation, which is a truly amazing story – an alien “on the origin of species”; Article of faith, which talks about a religious robot; N-words, which deals with racism of a very different sort etc. On the fantasy side stories such as Dragon Hunt and Komodo were very entertaining. Do give them a try sometime.