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Making Light (1981) [Short Story]
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Summary :

Atop the Headquarters Building of the Celestial Construction Company, Inc., the General Operations Director, or GOD, examines the contract titled 15,000,000,000 B.C. An relatively simple yet intellectually engaging experiment ordered by a client, the creation of a universe with a catch -- it would contain self-aware, reasoning intelligent life. Easy to pull off, yet not quite the same old universe creation bid ordered by dozens of other clients.

But other agencies have different ideas. The Equal Employment Opportunities Creation agency has a beef with the disadvantages presented to non-reasoning species by the reasoning ones. "Unfair discrimination against the animals," the Legal Department states bluntly. No problem, thinks the GOD, simply endow all of them with equal intelligence. But then the benefits department of Harps, Eternity-pensions, and Wings chimes in...

Original title: Making Light
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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