Objects of Worship

by Claude Lalumière
Release date: 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, short stories

Capricious gods rule a world of women. Zombies breed human cattle. The son of a superhero must decide between his heritage and his religion. Young lovers worship a primordial spider god. The apocalyptic rebirth of the god of the elephants. Monstrous chimeras roam through a devastated future Earth. A retired fisherman caught in the middle of a conflict between gods and superheroes. Teenagers struggle to survive a surreal ice age. Illustrations by Rupert Bottenberg. Introduction by James Morrow, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Towing Jehovah.


  • Introduction by James Morrow
  • The Object of Worship
  • The Ethical Treatment of Meat
  • Hochelaga and Sons
  • The Sea, at Bari
  • The Darkness at the Heart of the World
  • Spiderkid
  • Njàbò
  • A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens
  • A Visit to the Optometrist
  • Roman Predator's Chimeric Odyssey
  • Destroyer of Worlds
  • This Is the Ice Age
  • Afterword: Behind the Scenes with Claude Lalumière
updated 2010-09-07

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