When I was 14 or 15 years old, someone (probably my dad) got me God Game by Andrew Greely. (Looking back, it was probably a pretty outragous thing to get for a kid that age. This was not a kid’s book.) It’s a story about a guy who ends up controlling a fantasy world via a text parser, as if it was a computer game. It became one of my favorites. On one hand it’s a sci-fi story about a guy with a computer that can exert god-like powers in another world. On the other it’s a fantasy adventure. There are a lot of amusing things in the book, like the author struggling with the parser and typos as he tries to manipulate the world.
This short story reminds me a lot of God Game. It didn’t end the way I was expecting, but it was a fun read:
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