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Nine Billion Names of God, the (1953) [Short Story]
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Two computer programmers are hired by a group of Buddhists to help find all the true names of God.

First published in Star Science Fiction Stories, edited by Frederik Pohl, NY: Ballantine, February 1953.

Original title: The Nine Billion Names of God
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnologyComputers, Automation, Artificial Intelligence
FictionScience FictionReligion

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Mathematical Magpie, the (1962) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Lewis Carroll , Isaac Asimov , William Wordsworth , Bertrand Russell , Samuel Beckett , James Blish , Norton Juster , Robert Graves , Alexander Pope , H. Nearing, Jr. , Miles J. Breuer , William Hazlett Upson , Hilbert Schenck , Corey Ford , Mark Clifton , Max Beerbohm , Richard Hughes , Christopher Morley , H. Allen Smith , Robert M. Coates , Raymond Queneau , Parke Cummings , J. L. Synge , Ben Ames Williams , John Reese , J. J. Sylvester , Louis Untermeyer , George Santayana
     Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , George Bernard Shaw , Arthur Conan Doyle , F. Scott Fitzgerald , V.S. Naipaul , Kenzaburo Oe , Luigi Pirandello , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Günter Grass , Bernard Malamud , Joseph Conrad , Gabriel García Márquez , Mervyn Peake , Rohinton Mistry , Margaret Atwood , Boris Vian , Herman Melville , E.B. White , Yevgeny Zamyatin , A. S. Byatt , T.H. White , James Stephens , Isabel Allende , Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa , Charlotte Perkins Gilman , Jerome Bixby , Philip MacDonald , Elizabeth Bowen , Friedrich Dürrenmatt , Sylvia Townsend Warner , Conrad Aiken , Yehuda Amichai , Robert Aickman , William Goyen , Julian Barnes , Elizabeth Taylor , John D. Beresford , May Sinclair , William Sansom , Elizabeth Spencer , Hortense Calisher , Wolfgang Hildesheimer , Tommaso Landolfi , Mircea Eliade , Grace Amundson , Hanns Heinz Ewers , Dorothy K. Haynes , Amos Tutuola , Angus Wilson , Liliana Heker , Antonia White , Ann Bridge , Joyce Marshall , Ethel Wilson , Leon Rooke , Alfonso Reyes , Timothy Findley , Geoffrey Drayton , Satyajit Ray , Lion Feuchtwanger , Peter Green , Eric P. McCormack , Brett Balon , Ben Hecht
     Bangs And Whimpers: Stories About the End of the World (1999) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Neil Gaiman , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Robert A. Heinlein , Frederik Pohl , John Varley , James Tiptree, Jr. , Robert Reed , Robert Sheckley , Robert Silverberg , J. G. Ballard , Connie Willis , James Thurber , Frank L. Pollock , Howard Fast , Richard Kadrey , Walter Van Tilburg Clark , C.C. Shackleton
     Collected Stories, the (2000) [Collection]
      Author: Arthur C. Clarke

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