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Gather, Darkness! (1943)

af Fritz Leiber Jr

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From a Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy: In a post-apocalyptic future, a priest must fight the forces of evil in order to bring freedom to humanity.   Three-hundred and sixty years after a nuclear holocaust ravaged mankind, the world is fraught with chaos and superstition. Endowed with scientific knowledge lost to the rest of humanity, Techno-priests of the Great God now rule. Jarles, originally of peasant descent, rises to become a priest of the Great God. He knows that the gospel is nothing but trickery propagated by non-believers. One day, he defies his priestly training and attempts to incite the peasants to rebel--but Jarles is not the only dissenter trying to bring down the priesthood--witchcraft is slowly gaining strength and support among the populace. Little does Jarles know his rebellion is about to throw him headlong into the middle of the greatest holy war the world has ever seen.  … (mere)
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  mathomhaul | Apr 24, 2021 |
A mix of genres for Leiber's first work to appear in book form (1951). This science fiction/fantasy story was originally serialised in Astounding magazine starting in May 1943. Astounding magazine was subtitled science fiction and its stories have a reputation of leaning towards a "literature of ideas". Gather, Darkness would have been right at home there.

It is set on earth during the year 2305. The earth is ruled by a Theocracy and the priesthood is known as the Hierarchy. There are references back to a Golden Age of Civilization from which the Hierarchy have gathered technological knowhow and some weaponry, society is now made up of a clerical elite and non members of the priesthood who are known as commoners. Unsurprisingly the commoners do all the work and the clerics rule by fear from their headquarters in Megatheopolis. There is an underground movement amongst the commoners known as the Witches and when one of the lower order priests denounces his superiors in the central square he finds some unexpected help from the Witches movement that is shrouded in mystery. On the surface they appear to be women who have minor spell casting abilities, but are a cover for a more sinister organisation that has technology of its own. The book features witches familiars, a sisterhood of sorts and an attempt to seize power, but the main thrust of the story is the battle between the Hierarchy: (riven itself into "realists" and "fanatics") and the Witches revolutionary movement. What appears to be spell casting or divine intervention is driven all along by scientific hardware. There is even a duel with wrath rods which appear to be light lasers like something out of Star Wars.

This is plot driven sword and sorcery science fiction with enough mystery to keep the reader turning the pages. I enjoyed the mix of genres which is handled well and the writing is good enough to keep it all moving along, but which also can find time to fill in some gaps with some imaginative ideas. There are no super heroes, and characterisation is not a priority here. Not a classic by any means, but a good example of the stories that might appear in Astounding Magazine - 3 stars. ( )
  baswood | Sep 14, 2020 |
I'm 0 for 3 on Fritz Leiber so far, so I gave myself permission to put this fourth one down if it was annoying. And it was. "Techno-priests endowed with scientific knowledge lost to the rest of humanity," who were also the ruling class? Where have I heard that before. Hmmm. ( )
  CiaraCat | Jan 9, 2020 |
Jarles the renegade priest leads an uprising using his Light-saber precursor. It's post-apocalyptic science indistinguishable from magic meme. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Dec 12, 2018 |
Good story and Fritz is strange. This one stuck with me months after I read it. ( )
  ikeman100 | May 6, 2017 |
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From a Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy: In a post-apocalyptic future, a priest must fight the forces of evil in order to bring freedom to humanity.   Three-hundred and sixty years after a nuclear holocaust ravaged mankind, the world is fraught with chaos and superstition. Endowed with scientific knowledge lost to the rest of humanity, Techno-priests of the Great God now rule. Jarles, originally of peasant descent, rises to become a priest of the Great God. He knows that the gospel is nothing but trickery propagated by non-believers. One day, he defies his priestly training and attempts to incite the peasants to rebel--but Jarles is not the only dissenter trying to bring down the priesthood--witchcraft is slowly gaining strength and support among the populace. Little does Jarles know his rebellion is about to throw him headlong into the middle of the greatest holy war the world has ever seen.  

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