“The Nine Billion Names of God,” Arthur C. Clarke, 1953

The Nine Billion Names of God,” Arthur C. Clarke, 1953 – Numbers, names, and prophecy merge in the story of two salesmen who make a strange device for Tibetan monks in search of the true name of God.

Comments: Themes of religion, culture clash, prophecy, end of the world.  Read in Star Science Fiction Stories.

Author: Wikipedia: “Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS, Sri Lankabhimanya, (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the ‘Big Three’ of science fiction.”

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