Author: Dan Simmons
The extraordinary and magnificent conclusion to the Hugo Award-nominated novel, Ilium.
Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Try met in a fierce and glorious battle, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer's timeless poem. But that was before 21st Century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew, causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with Hector, his archenemy, and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus and the rest of the Olympian pantheon before the swift and mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful, idle remnants of the human race began massing in the millions to exterminate rather than serve.
And now all bets are off.