That fateful event is the snowflake that triggers an avalanche of an alternative history spanning 2,300 years, marking the end of ancient Greece as we know it, and resulting in a Sparta ascendant.
And now in modern times, Xenophon, Sparta’s Ambassador to the United States, must use all his strength, wits, and cunning to quell an escalating crisis between a crippled US and a Spartan Empire all too eager for war.
David Downey is the author of NeoSparta, the short story collection Goddess, and the apocalyptic horror novel The Alpha And The Omega.
He currently lives in San Jose, California, where he works as an engineer, to support his career as a writer.
He is working on the opening novella of a sci-fi serial.
Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.