Today's Sci-Fi/Fantasy Saturday snippet is from my neo-Victorian adventure, "The Sky: The World," published by Reliquary Press in 2010. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about Doctor Azaz and Picoepistemology, and make sure to visit the rest of the sites on this lovely little blog bounce!!
The fortress of the human god Doctor Azaz was opened and prospective mothers were let inside. In the base of the tower, a gargantuan pool was constructed for the purposes of fertilization, but despite all classes having access to the Fertilization Pool’s potential, not everyone was permitted to partake of its gifts. Due to the surge of people using the Pool to have children rashly, qualification had become necessary. A discriminating series of tests to analyze intelligence, common sense, and emotional maturity were performed on a hopeful mother to determine if the child would be properly cared for and completely loved. If she proved herself worthy in all categories, she was allowed to bathe in the pool of Doctor Azaz’s genius.