Book Review - The Holy Bible
Although not an easy read, this work tells a story relevant to our times.
It's about a god who creates a world from scratch, just the way he wants
it. It has seas, land, plants, animals, and humans whom he puts in charge.
He checks back occasionally and finds things aren't going as expected.
The people are doing whatever they choose, not what he wants. He tries
punishing them. He tries helping them. He tries picking a few to work
with and ignoring the rest, but no cure lasts. Then, in a move
reminiscent of our own world's heathen mythology, the god mates with a
human to produce a son, but this progeny threatens the human power
structure and is disposed of quickly.
As the story develops we find the god and his creations have more in
common than we expected. Both are egotistic, untrustworthy, and prone to
violence. The detailed description at the end, telling how he will return
and personally manage everything, leaves the door open for a sequel.
Although quite lengthy, "The Holy Bible" delivers good science fiction