A Short Stay in Hell

A Short Stay in Hell

“An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he’ll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life.

In this haunting existential novella, author, philosopher, and ecologist Steven L. Peck explores a subversive vision of eternity, taking the reader on a journey through the afterlife of a world where everything everyone believed in turns out to be wrong.”

“I’ve never read a book quite like A Short Stay In Hell. Almost every page has something fascinating and mind boggling on it. . . Whether you believe in an afterlife or you don’t is of no importance. A Short Stay In Hell is an extremely smart and exceptionally well-written book, with an interesting and thought-provoking story, setting, and characters. This is a book made to make you ponder (and ponder you will), and you should check it out as soon as humanly possible.”
The Movie God — Geeks of Doom

“I also recommend it to everyone else, because the book is not primarily about religion, or not exclusively so. It is about human beings, and it is about meaning and meaninglessness, and how those are lived out over a very, very long time. Every time I hear the word “infinite” or “eternal”, I will think of this story, and yes, a small part of me will still shudder.”
Douglas Hagler pastor — Two Friars and a Fool

Reviews (Also look at the reviews on Amazon and Audible–Most frequently used word? “Disturbing”

Standard-Examiner‘A Short Stay in Hell’ is an odd, compelling novella about an eternity of the mundane

The Future Fire: Social Political and Speculative Cyber-Fiction

Awesome AudioBooks! (Youtube)

Raging Biblio-Holism

Dan Larson–Art

The very first review when it was self published at BCC


Mormon Stories Podcast with author Steven Peck and readers Heather Olson Beal, Matt Nokleby, and Amanda Nokleby.

A Thoughtful Faith: 075-077: Steven L. Peck — On Evolution and Mormonism, Creation, Climate Change and Stewardship, A Short Stay in Hell

MBR: Steven Peck, on Mormon fiction and A Short Stay in Hell