Amen and Out

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Aldiss, Brian. "Amen and Out." New Worlds (UK) Aug. 1966. Coll. The Book of Brian Aldiss (q.v. under Anthologies). Rpt. World's Best Science Fiction: 1967. Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr, eds. New York: Ace, 1967.

Comic tale of world in which "the Gods" are "Vast computers . . . running everything." The machines will not rule humans completely, however, because "'. . . Men always cheat their gods'" (Book of BA 130-31).