Robert J. Sawyer's The Abdication of Pope Mary III
In a familiar theme for Sawyer, science has finally proved the existence of God - but what will this mean for religion?
With a nod to Canadiana characteristic of Sawyer's work, a University of Toronto scientist explains the answers to some of quantum mechanics most intriguing questions - and the implications of those conclusions - in this short short clocking in at just over 800 words. Also characteristic of Sawyer is the ease with which he renders hard-science accessible to the lay reader, and the choice of non-standard protagonists. A few nibbles of Sawyeresque humour round out this brief but intelligent tale.