sylviamcivers (sylviamcivers) wrote in bookish,

Age of Godpunk by James Lovegrove

I love Anansi stories.  Sometimes the trickster god pulls a fast one on everyone around him, and sometimes the joke backfires and the spider-god makes a thorough fool of himself.  But mostly, a trickster who is a spider is going to have a web of plans, and not use brute force, even when wearing a human avatar.  So, Anansi.  Fun times.

The first of three stories in this book features Anansi, the others feature the devil and Gaia.  I’m prepared to read the middle story out of curiosity , and the last for pleasure, since Gaia is a woman of some heft, and would never be hired by Hollywood.  I don’t consider myself much of an earth-goddess, but like her already.

Who tricks the trickster?
Tags: author: l, category: anthology, genre: science fiction, review

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