The Wine of the Gods
An unusual science fiction and fantasy series by Pam Uphoff
It started with genetic engineering . . . and ended in magic.
Yes! An update!
All new covers, a few more books.
For discussions, and occasional excepts of work-in-progress:
The Wine of the Gods Series:
Outcasts and Gods
Exiles and Gods
The Black Goats
A Taste of Wine
Growing Up Magic
I’m also starting a new series, sort of Cyberpunk.
I’m using the pen name Zoey Ivers to brand the books “Kid Safe.” They aren’t kids books, but there won’t be any sex, even behind closed doors.
Doors into the Dimensions:
The Barton Street Gym
I’m experimenting with CreateSpace, and actual print books. Coming soon to a bookstore near you.
All right, I got two short stories and the fourth book of the Wine of the Gods up on Kindle.
This is the first book of a series, well, technically, the prequel, but who’s counting? Currently available in the Kindle store.
Cover blurb, or advert:
First they cured the genetic diseases.
Then they selected for the best natural traits.
Then they made completely artificial genes.
As the test children reached puberty, abilities that had always been lost in the random background noise were suddenly obvious.
At first their creators sought to strengthen these traits.
Then they began to fear them.
They called them gods, and made them slaves.
Wolfgang Oldham was sixteen when the company laid claim to him.
He escaped, and stayed free for three years.
When he was arrested, identified and returned to the company, they trained him to be useful.
They didn’t realize that they were training him to be dangerous.
Next step, figure out Nook.
Genetically engineering lifted psychic powers above the random background of coincidence. Backlash and prejudice against ‘magic’ and ‘demons’ resulted in the exile of the genetically engineered to dangerous worlds, not-quite-parallel earths they weren’t expected to survive.
Thirteen hundred years of turbulent Earth history later they’ve been forgotten.
I’m still working on the second one.
They were the last magic users in the world.
Seventeen witches and eight badly inbred mages. Nine wizards, eight of them transformed into large black goats.
Perhaps the gods should not have drunk so much while considering how to remedy the situation.