Tangent Online Reviews “That Leviathan”

Published on August 24, 2010 by

Tangent Online has posted two reviews of the September issue of Analog. My story “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made” takes a few hits from Carl Slaughter’s review, but ends up on the positive side, I think. A tidbit (with some spoilers, so be warned):

Ah, but the plot gets refreshingly intriguing when the oldest and largest alien claims to be a god, the original life form, the creator of [all?] other life forms.   Then it gets refreshingly ominous when the self proclaimed god squares off with the Mormon, his alien convert, and their competing god.   At the end, we get a good blending of plot, character development, and theme.

And Rena Hawkins’s review praises the story. A key quote:

Eric James Stone manages to combine religion and science in an entertaining, well-plotted tale that doesn’t come off as overly preachy.

[Disclaimer: I provide the website hosting for Tangent Online and serve as the webmaster, but as far as I know this has no influence on the reviewers.]

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