December 30th, 2003


Settling the World, M. John Harrison

So I'm reading this short story. Here's the premise. God is a giant beetle. Oxlade is an angel or something. Estrades is a devil. God has reappeared on Earth and built a giant highway through the middle of England. Trucks on the highway move giant body parts. Estrades blackmails Oxlade into helping him infiltrate the highway. Estrades is going to use a nuclear weapon to blow up God. Oxlade escapes as Estrades prepares the bomb. But the bomb doesn't go off… or something.

End of story. I don't quite get it. On to the next short story of his in the collection.