The Messiah Game: A Comedy of Terrors-Part I

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In a postapocalyptic society, Arn Parek starts out as a simple, psychic con man, but he begins to buy into his own toxic beliefs and preachings and inflated ego. He becomes a messianic figure who uses his followers' devotion to prey upon the rest of society. A parallel tale chronicles the exploitation of the planet's inhabitants by a voyeuristic galactic civilization and their religion’s interference in its affairs. The female journalists, through whom the story is told, record the ...

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Overview

In a postapocalyptic society, Arn Parek starts out as a simple, psychic con man, but he begins to buy into his own toxic beliefs and preachings and inflated ego. He becomes a messianic figure who uses his followers' devotion to prey upon the rest of society. A parallel tale chronicles the exploitation of the planet's inhabitants by a voyeuristic galactic civilization and their religion’s interference in its affairs. The female journalists, through whom the story is told, record the misery of the planet’s inhabitants, the psychology of their gullibility, and the details of Arn Parek’s systemic tricks and scams.

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"[L]ay in a supply of Flynn's books without delay, much as you might equip yourself with Pepto-Bismol, aspirin, contraceptives, red wine, Beatles albums, Woody Allen movies, or any other of life's essentials. You never know when you might need them."  —James Morrow, Free Inquiry

"Endlessly thought-provoking. Tremendous fun. Conceptually challenging. Moving. Impassioned. Richly written. Deliciously imaginative. Willing to speak the unspeakable. Unafraid to accept and explore new ideas. . . . Viewed from any perspective, it's an extremely important book; science fiction is lucky to have it."  —www.InfinityPlus.co.uk

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937276041
  • Publisher: See Sharp Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Flynn is the editor of Free Inquiry magazine, executive director of the Center for Inquiry, founding coeditor of Secular Humanist Bulletin, director of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, and coauthor of The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. He lives in Amherst, New York.

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