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The Final Now

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Once upon a moment, the One spoke to He and She, and learned that infinity and eternity are slippery concepts. At best.
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published (first published January 22nd 2011)
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The Final Now is a philosophical debate between creators and their created at the heat death of the universe about the nature of eternity. Author Gregory Benford describes the slow unmaking of the structures of galaxies and atoms, and the forms life has taken in these final epochs. The philosophical questions (whether eternity can exist beyond time, and a debate about the creation of physical laws and the effect on the creator) recalls Waiting for Godot but without Beckett's extreme cleverness. ...more
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Another short story.

I have to say that a lot of this story is beyond the Philosophy or religious concepts I usually think about. Still it was a neat exercise to try to wrap my brain around it.
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Gregory Benford is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.

As a science fiction author, Benford is best known for the Galactic Center Saga novels, beginning with In the Ocean of Night (1977). This series postulates a galaxy in which sentient organic life is in constant warfare wit
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