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Cover art for ADVENTURES IN GODHOOD, a clock against a blue vortex with a washing machine, a pigeon, a book, and an ancient lamp swirling into it

Adventures in Godhood

By Arlene F. Marks

Science fiction/comedy, 17+
296 pages

ISBN: 978-1-928011-58-3
MSRP: $18.99 CAD paperback, $4.99 ebook
Released: November 2021

Read sample: Web - PDF


When the god in the machine turns out to be a trickster hanging out in a clothes dryer...

A rash of exploding pigeons (and one self-detonating rat) signal the beginning of a strange quest for Toronto Police Detective Marty Breck and undergrad student Ellie O'Toole. Brought together by her 9-1-1 call about a haunting at a laundromat, they meet an entity calling itself Demonai.

Ellie and Marty quickly learn that their encounter is only the tip of the iceberg. Soon, they are launched on a search for answers, travelling across Ontario and figuratively back in time as they track down the trickster god's past victims and accomplices.

Yet it seems that more than curiosity has drawn Demonai to study humanity. The continuing existence of the entire third dimension may depend on the results of his experiments, and perhaps the fate of his own kind as well.

Reviews for Adventures in Godhood:

"ADVENTURES IN GODHOOD is funny, fascinating, and gripping. It zips along, with humour and fast action almost cloaking the really important questions about life and morality that get asked and, as is the way of humans, messily and clumsily answered. I loved it." - Ed Greenwood, award-winning author of Forgotten Realms

"The characters, the plot and the writing itself all made for one tasty meal of reading. I raced to the end, because it was so difficult to slow down, but I finished, feeling delightfully well fed." - J.M. Tibbott, author of The Pridden Saga

"What a great read. I had to force myself to put it down and get some sleep. I really enjoyed this book and the characters that gave it life." - David Penney

"Lots of silly fun and risk to our whole universe — all in one book!" - Rebecca Simkin

"Marks’s seamless writing guides you through what seems like disconnected events until they all come into focus. And I challenge anyone who reads the book not to find comedy in the many turned-tables situations the trio endures, and the high stakes that come with them. An enjoyable tale, definitely worth reading." - Lesley Donaldson, writing coach and author of The Queen's Viper