Gods for Tomorrow Author:Hans Stefan Santesson (Editor) "God is dead," today's profane cry will be met by terrible retribution from the GODS OF TOMORROW. — That is the awesome prediction in this unusual collection of science fiction stories. — THE STREETS OF ASHKELON tells of a cruel God who demands a dreadful sacrifice before permitting a future race to worship Him. — GOD OF THE PLAYBACK ... more »shows the ultimate machine-age God; a push-button robot, incapable of feelings -- and creating man in His own image.
THE WOLFRAM HUNTERS depicts a vengeful God who is slowly, painfully killing the meager survivors of an atomic holocaust.
UNHUMAN SACRIFICE portrays a foolish God who plays thoughtless games with human lives.
ROBOT SON describes a fake God who uses man-made magic to perform his chilling "miracles".
BALAAM depicts a treacherous God who lays death traps for the faithful.
And there's more. A terrifying new world emerges from the stories presented in this anthology by Hans Stefan Santesson. He has drawn upon some of America's finest science fiction writers to present the man of tomorrow -- at the mercy of Gods he himself has created.
Balaam • (1954) • short story by Anthony Boucher
Unhuman Sacrifice • (1958) • novelette by Katherine MacLean
The Shrine of Temptation • (1962) • short story by Judith Merril
The Streets of Ashkelon • (1962) • short story by Harry Harrison
The Wolfram Hunters • (1964) • short story by Edward D. Hoch
That Evening Sun Go Down • (1966) • short story by Arthur Sellings
Robot Son • (1959) • novelette by Robert F. Young
God of the Playback • short story by Stephen Dentinger
Apostle to Alpha • (1966) • short story by Betty T. Balke
The Army Comes to Venus • (1959) • novelette by Eric Frank Russell
Introduction (Gods for Tomorrow) • essay by Hans Stefan Santesson