Fated by S.G. Browne

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Synopsis

From the acclaimed author of Breathers--an irreverent novel about fate, destiny, and the karmic consequences of getting involved with humans.

Over the past few thousand years, Fabio has come to hate his job. As Fate, he's in charge of assigning the fortunes and misfortunes that befall most of the human race-the 83% who keep screwing things up.

Frustrated with his endless parade of drug addicts and career politicians, Fate has to watch Destiny guide her people to Nobel Peace Prizes and Super Bowl MVPs. To make matters worse, he has a five- hundred-year-old feud with Death, and his best friends are Sloth and Gluttony. And worst of all? He's fallen in love with a human.

Getting involved with a human breaks Rule #1, and about ten others, setting off some cosmic-sized repercussions that could strip him of his immortality-or lead to a fate worse than death.
 

About S.G. Browne

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S.G. Browne lives in Los Angeles. Author website: sgbrowne.com
 
Published November 2, 2010 by NAL. 321 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Examiner

From page one of Fated, I was completely sucked into the narrative voice of Fate, known to his friends as Fabio.

Nov 10 2010 | Read Full Review of Fated

Examiner

Browne's second book, Fated, is a hilarious take on a world where Fate wears a hairless man-skin designed by Ingenuity, Destiny is a red-headed slut and Karma is an alcoholic who slept through God's classes.

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New York Journal of Books

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Browne takes Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality series to the next level.With a full cast of characters that include the larger incarnations such as Death aka Dennis, the deadly sins, lesser sins, emotions, and intangibles, Fated takes you on a fast-moving satirical journey through life ...

Nov 02 2010 | Read Full Review of Fated

Suite 101

Often confused with fantasy literature, magical realism has its own defining characteristics that sets it apart as a separate and popular genre.

May 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Fated

The Bookbag

He creates a framework of lies to convince her he is human, rather than the ball of light hemmed into a realistic-looking skin suit that he is in reality.

Oct 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Fated

Fiction Vixen

The author explains this by throwing in some common sayings like “a fate worse than death” or “his fate was sealed” and saying that negative things are the only thing associated with Fate and the positive things are all associated with Destiny.

Nov 16 2010 | Read Full Review of Fated

Oregon Live

(Not sure if that's a Grateful Dead reference or just a coincidence.) Fate, whose pseudonym is Fabio (perhaps he had no choice in the matter), is charged with making sure people don't make decisions or take actions that will knock them off their predetermined path.

Oct 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Fated

Denver Post

1 rule — "Don't get involved" — by trying to keep hapless mortals from committing adultery or gambling away their savings.

Dec 19 2010 | Read Full Review of Fated

Tampa Bay Times

Related News/Archive Summer vacation reading list: a dozen books to whisk you away But tinkering with a few already determined fates sets off a butterfly-wings-to-tsunami effect: "Without meaning to, I've affected several million humans," Fate realizes.

Mar 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Fated

The British Fantasy Society

Fabio’s life is radically transformed when he falls in love with a mortal woman, opening a causal breach as Fate begins to interfere in the workings of fate itself.

Oct 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Fated

Grasping For The Wind

Even though Fate sets them fairly decent lives, most throw the pleasant fates of being a semi-successful mid-level manager, happily married, or even living to a ripe old age down the sex and drugs crapper.

Oct 26 2010 | Read Full Review of Fated

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