Godshome by Robert Sheckley

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Arthur Fenn is an ordinary young professor with an esoteric specialty, Comparative Mythology. He is in financial trouble and suddenly finds himself in possession of a magical spell that allows him access to the realm of the gods. He may be a professor, but he's got no common sense--so when he goes there, he makes the mistake of inviting a con-man god and his companions back to Earth. What develops is a fantastic mess full of rich opportunities for humor, satire, and surprise.

Arthur's mistake unbalances his own life, life on Earth, and the lives of the gods in their realm...and universal darkness threatens to cover all. Chaos spreads on a greater and greater scale until all creation is threatened. It's a good thing that Arthur is able to find the courage and self-confidence to save the day, even if the universe has to die and be reborn.

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About Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley lives in Portland, Oregon. He is one of the great living writers of SF and fantasy, and is well-known as an author of detective fiction. He is distinguished by a bright, witty, pyrotechnic prose style and a portrayal of humorous absurdities in his fiction. He has been writing since the 1950s, and is the author of more than forty books, many of which have been translated worldwide.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Tor Books. 227 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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First solo appearance for Sheckley since Dramocles (1983) following a series of comedy collaborations with the late Roger Zelazny (A Farce to be Reckoned With, 1995, etc.).

Jan 07 1999 | Read Full Review of Godshome

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A master of humorous SF and fantasy tackles, with only moderate success, the old tale of human desperation leading to war among the gods. In Florida, Professor of Comparative Mythology Arthur Fenn, fa

Nov 02 1998 | Read Full Review of Godshome

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