This is a very interesting take on the question of god and done in a unique way.  There is a great story set around aliens making contact, and their beliefs in god.  The style of belief seems very strongly correlated to Isaac Asimov’s The Last Question.  The god here follows a strange belief that I already held, that god can collapses the wave-function; meaning that god chooses the outcome of uncertain events.  I had previously held that this was on an event by event basis, but the belief put forward in this book is that it is done on a ‘frame’ by ‘frame’ basis.  These ‘frames’ consist of a single instance in the entire universe.  It is a different take on why bad things happen to good people in that the god entity can’t make everything good, but can only choose the next frame of the universe to have the best possible outcome.

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