Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Out of the Jar, by Eric Schwitzgebel

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2015; 3,890 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

Amusing story about a philosophy teacher who gets in touch with God and discovers he's a teenager running an illegal simulation program.

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: Nice account of how the professor gradually takes control. Ironic that the kid and his mom both seemed to really want to spend most of their time high.  A high point is where God's mom calls him Yahweh.

Con: It's very silly, and the characters are all 2D at most.

1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I liked this story but that’s probably cause I always find the premise that ‘our world is a virtual world’ is interesting. Characters could had been fleshed out more, but at least the teenage apathy matched this story light-hearted tone. And I liked how the professor managed to take over at the end and ‘saved the world’