Olympic Games

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Tachyon Publications, 2004 - Fiction - 234 pages
7 Reviews
A modern-day tale of Greek mythological folly, this story follows the spoiled and vain Hera, who yearns for a family at any cost, as she pursues macho Zeus, still on the prowl in the 21st century. Meanwhile, Zeus, having given a family some cursory effort, is attempting to find himself in wine, women of all descriptions, and male rituals engaged in by his very own new age cult. Blind passion is truly a disaster when it involves the gods, leading to broken hearts, shattered dreams, and entomologically enhanced offspring. It is left to an unlikely band of mortals and one determined water nymph to somehow rein in the Olympian chaos.

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User Review  - snat - LibraryThing

There seems to be a literary trend of late that involves taking the gods of ancient times and throwing them into a modern world. These once powerful deities have been forgotten and struggle to adjust ... Read full review

Review: Olympic Games: Zeus, Hera, and the Archetypal Battle of the Sexes

User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

Ehh, it was ok? I don't think I'll remember anything about it a few months from now. Read full review

About the author (2004)

\Leslie What received the 1999 Nebula Award for her story “The Cost of Business” and the Oregon Writer's Colony Award for nonfiction in 2002 for her essay “Why We Wash the Dead.” Her stories and essays have been published in Asimov's, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Parabola, and Realms of Fantasy. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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