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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Intelligent Design" by Ellen Klages

First appeared in Strange Horizons. Reprinted by Jonathan Strahan's Year's Best and in audio -- twice

God invents the universe at his grandmother's house. It fulfills the promise of its opening quotation, through a child's eyes:
"If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation, it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles." —J.B.S. Haldane, 1951
 Although it sounds like it will hold up adherents to ridicule, apart from making God a child, it's actual more of a plot-less inventive charm centered around the quote than a slam on those beliefs different to the author.

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