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The Day the Sun Stood Still: Three Original Novellas of Science Fiction
The Day the Sun Stood Still Three Original Novellas of Science Fiction Author:Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson, Robert Silverberg, Lester del Rey Faith wasn't enough. Maybe it should have been, but it wasn't. And when science didn't find any reason to suppose the world was more than atoms and chance, humanity started slipping back into chaos. The world needed a sign - scientific proof, the only sign it could accept - that God lived. Then suddenly, as in biblical times, the sign was there:... more » "...for a day and a night...the earth moved not around the Sun, neither did it rotate." What happened the day the sun stood still? Three outstanding science-fiction authors explore that theme, probing the reaction of modern man when confronted with a miracle, in three entirely different but equally absorbing stories, never before published: A Chapter of Revelation by Poul Anderson; Thomas the Proclaimer by Robert silverberg; and Things Which are Caesar's by Gordon R. Dickerson. In doing so, they anser the question posed by science-fiction master Lester del Rey in his foreword: What kind of world might exist where the basis of faith is replaced by certain knowledge?« less
Three novellas about what happens after the sun apparently stops in the sky for a day after being prophesized. The first two are very similar and quite predictable--the world religions go overboard in response and cause worldwhile catastrophes. The Gordon Dickson differs, and reads like the event happened during Woodstock.