American Gods

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Gaiman, Neil. American Gods. New York City: William Morrow, 2001. UK: Hodder Headline 2001. See Internet Speculative Fiction Database for reprints, translations, awards, and reviews.[1] Note that the tenth anniversary edition (William Morrow, 2011; available in an audiobook, which we use) gives the author's preferred text. "A comic book series, American Gods: Shadows, was published by Dark Horse Comics starting in March 2017. A book of the same name, collecting issues 1 through 9 of the comic book series, was published by Dark Horse Books in February 2018."[2] There is also a TV series on Starz, three seasons as of this date: 2017, 2019, 2021.[3]

Theological fantasy, relevant here for the New Gods, including "Technical Boy" — god of technology and the Internet — and Media, opposing the more traditional Old (Odin, Loki, Bastet, Thoth, Anansi, Kali, et al.).[4] Significant scene at the House on the Rock, which houses among much else a carousel — billed as "world's largest" — that is a portal to the real reality of the Old Gods; so there is both opposition of the technological and low-level divine and an overlapping (for which see J. Riskin's The Restless Clock, including the discussion on Leibniz in ch. 3).


RDE, finishing, 16Ap21