Olympic Games

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Tachyon Publications, 2004 - Fiction - 234 pages
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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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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

Olympic Games

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True to his nature, Zeus falls in love with a river nymph and changes her into a tree to protect her from his jealous wife, Hera. In retaliation, Hera becomes pregnant and gives birth to a strange ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Leslie What is an award-winning author of critically acclaimed fantasy fiction. She received the Nebula Award for her story “The Cost of Doing Business.” She has been published more than one hundred times in a variety of media, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting. Ms. What’s stories and essays have been published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Parabola, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Her story “Finger Talk” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she was the recipient of the Oregon Writer’s Colony award for nonfiction in 2002 for her essay “Why We Wash the Dead.”

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