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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