I’m excited to announce that my short story “The Teotl of Gaming” is out now, as part of the anthology…
THE MODERN DEITY’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY
*Limited print run of 500 copies. The Kickstarter Edition is essentially the ‘first edition’ of the book, which is available exclusively from the publisher, Zombies Need Brains. These are the books that are printed as a reward for those who backed the kickstarter to fund this anthology, and once they are gone, they are gone.
The old gods are still with us.
The world is constantly changing, evolving, growing. In order to stay relevant, deities must change with the times as well. In this anthology, fifteen science fiction and fantasy authors tackle how gods and goddesses have adapted to the surge in technology and the mercurial beliefs of humanity. So sit back and watch Hera try her hand at marriage counseling, while Macuilxochitl conquers the world of online gaming. Buy a ticket to Anubis’ magic act or roam the back tents at the local carnival and catch Doc Saturday’s medicine show. Take a sip of wine at Dionysus’ winery or grab some potato pancakes at Baba Yaga’s café. Whatever your taste, here you will find interesting twists on how deities have found their way in our modern world from Crystal Sarakas, Juliet E. McKenna, Tanya Huff, Edward Willett, Daniel Roman, Jennifer Dunne, Jean Marie Ward, Mike Marcus, A.L. Tompkins, Daryl Marcus, Alma Alexander, Kari Sperring, A.J. Cunder, Irene Radford, and N.R. Lambert.
And remember to beware. You never know who…or what…you will meet next!
Table of Contents
“The Weight of a Feather” by Crystal Sarakas
“Old Gods, New Tricks” by Juliet E. McKenna
“Your Three O’clock is Here” by Tanya Huff
“Casey’s” by Edward Willett
“The Teotl of Gaming” by Daniel Roman
“The House of Life” by Jennifer Dunne
“Fire Sale” by Jean Marie Ward
“Doc Saturday’s Midnight Medicine Show” by Mike Marcus
“Grandmother” by A.L. Tompkins
“Age is Just a Number” by Daryl Marcus
“The One About Gone to Flowers” by Alma Alexander
“Oak, Broom, and Meadowsweet” by Kari Sperring
“Surviving Time” by A.J. Cunder
“Till Death do Us Part” by Irene Radford
“Charon Taxi & Limo Corp” by N.R. Lambert
“The Teotl of Gaming” follows Macuilxochitl, the Aztec god of games, as he tries to get by in the modern day by running an MMORPG video game company. But having the deific equivalent of a day job isn’t something that comes easily to Macuil, and when you throw in his moonlighting as a gambler, it’s only a matter of time till things spiral out of control.