A matter of mass

[ Read this in Dutch ]


short SF story

Father Zio is to be replaced. His Bishop has come to Outpost Psi, in the remote outskirts of the galaxy, and brought his replacement: a paracreational shepherd in the terminology of the Mother Church. But Father Zio will be… well, damned before he leaves his flock to the pre-programmed care of a robot.  Read the entire story here.

Publication history

  • First published in Chinese translation in the SF Comet Contest, 1st place winner in November 2014 as 事关弥撒 (December 10th, 2014)
  • Reprinted in Sci Phi Journal (February 27th, 2017)
  • To be reprinted in Polish translation in Grupa Wydawnicza Alpaka (forthcoming)