Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gather Darkness! - Fritz Leiber

A postapocalyptic society, spread over Earth, Mars and Venus has stratified significantly.

The ruling caste uses religious flim-flammery, flummery and mummery to make the serf-like general populace believe that their agents have special powers.

Needless to say, not everyone is a fan of this, and the resistance fights fire with fire. They call themselves the Witchcraft, and use Satanic imagery and similar technological tricks and scams to fight back.

The plot centres on an agent priest that begins to doubt what he is doing, and comes to realise it is wrong.

This leads him into contact with the opposition, and conflict results.

3 out of 5

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