Michael G. Munz
An award-winning writer of speculative fiction, Michael G. Munz was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Washington State in 1977 at the age of three. Unable to escape the state's gravity, he has spent most of his life there and studied writing at the University of Washington.
Developing his creative bug in college, he wrote and filmed four amateur films before setting his sights on becoming a novelist. Driving this goal is the desire to tell entertaining stories and give to others the same pleasure with those stories as other writers have given to him. He enjoys writing tales that combine the modern world with the futuristic or fantastic.
Munz has traveled to three continents, and has an interest in Celtic and Greco-Roman mythology. He resides in Seattle where he continues his quest to write the most entertaining novel known to humankind and find a really fantastic clam linguini.
Zeus is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure
Comedy, Contemporary Fantasy
THE GODS ARE BACK. DID YOU MYTH THEM?
You probably saw the press conference. Nine months ago, Zeus’s murder catapulted the Greek gods back into our world. Now they revel in their new temples, casinos, and media empires—well, all except Apollo. A compulsive overachiever with a bursting portfolio of godly duties, the amount of email alone that he receives from rapacious mortals turns each of his days into a living hell.
Yet there may be hope, if only he can return Zeus to life! With the aid of Thalia, the muse of comedy and science fiction, Apollo will risk his very godhood to help sarcastic TV producer Tracy Wallace and a gamer-geek named Leif—two mortals who hold the key to Zeus’s resurrection. (Well, probably. Prophecies are tricky buggers.)
Soon an overflowing inbox will be the least of Apollo’s troubles. Whoever murdered Zeus will certainly kill again to prevent his return, and avoiding them would be far easier if Apollo could possibly figure out who they are.
Even worse, the muse is starting to get cranky.
Discover a world where reality TV heroes slay actual monsters and the gods have their own Twitter feeds: Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure!
"Not since the people of Atlantis predicted ‘low humidity’ has there been such an original twist in Greek Mythology. This book is also far more amusing." —Brian Rathbone, creator of the bestselling Godsland Fantasy Series
Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies
Sometimes all a fallen goddess needs to regain her power is a trusty sword and a worldwide zombie apocalypse…
Athena’s had a rough eighteen months. Formerly the goddess of wisdom, battle, and crafts, her divinity has been revoked. Zeus no longer trusts her, and a 7-foot ice cream sundae has usurped her position as his bodyguard. But when the dead start rising from the grave without authorization, things start looking up. What better way to prove her worth to Zeus than to solve the zombie problem?
Even so, it sure as Hades won’t be easy. No one knows why the dead are rising, why Zeus can’t eradicate them, nor why Australia remains zombie-free. Meanwhile, the Goddess of Strife is treating Athena like a chew toy. Worse, Leif and Tracy, two mortals whom the Muses insist be involved, refuse to help. If Athena can’t smack some sense into the situation, she may well become undead herself! (Also, global zombie domination, mortal extinction, no more football, et cetera. Bad stuff.)
At long last, it’s a hilarious return to the irreverent, award-winning fantasy world of Zeus Is Dead. Greek gods in the 21st century meet brain-munching cadavers in Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies!
A Shadow in the Flames (Book One of the New Aeneid Cycle)
"Hiding from this doesn't make it go away, Flynn. I heard about the fight. About what Dio did to that guy. He's not who you thought, and it shows in your eyes."
Cybernetics were supposed to help humanity make the world a better place. For Michael Flynn, they've only made it more dangerous. He lost the last of his family years ago. Tonight, his home will burn to the ground, and all he'll have left is a friend who could destroy him.
Yet he still has his dream: Join the caste of modern knights-errant known as "freelancers." Protect those who cannot protect themselves.
He'll have to learn to protect himself first. A vigilante-turned-arsonist roams free in the city, and the destruction of Michael's home may be linked to a deadly discovery beneath the Moon's surface.
Those who search the Moon will be watching him.
"Dark, violent, relentlessly intriguing and action-packed, A Shadow in the Flames excels at dystopian world building. A well-developed, multi-layered story that grabs the reader on page one and never lets go." -Kenneth G. Bennett, Author of Exodus 2022
A Memory in the Black (Book Two of the New Aeneid Cycle)
Save humanity from itself.
It is the goal of the worldwide conspiracy known as the Agents of Aeneas. For months they have struggled to unlock the secrets of an alien spacecraft buried on the Moon. Now word of that craft has leaked, and multiple groups plot to seize it for themselves.
One man has plumbed its depths and returned alive. While Agent Michael Flynn protects him from those who believe that he knows too much, together they must find a demon from Michael's past: the freelancer Diomedes. Michael's violent ex-mentor, Diomedes murdered a man at the heart of the spacecraft's discovery. They must learn why.
Meanwhile the vigilante Gideon, slain by Diomedes six months ago, has been seen alive in the city of Northgate. His baffling return will draw two women into dangers far beyond those that lurk in the city.
Memories that haunt them all will entangle their fates as one in the blackness.
Sample of A Memory in the Black
"The author has a remarkable ability to understand and display the inner thoughts of the various characters involved, while spinning a tale of sci-fi, suspense, and mystery." -★★★★★ Amazon review
Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World
Three short stories from award-winning writer Michael G. Munz about what happens when beings of Greek mythology make themselves known in the real world…
"The Atheist and the Ferryman": An atheist named Marcus learns the hard way that just because the old man living a hovel along a river that flows through a giant cavern in his basement is crazy, it doesn't necessarily mean that he's not telling the truth about being the ferryman to the land of the dead.
"Snipe Hunt": Janette's older brothers have ditched her in the woods. Again. But when Hermes takes a liking to her, vengeance is hers.
"Playing with Hubris": A young man a café finds himself stalked by a man who claims to be the god Apollo, who says he wants to help him, and who won't take no for an answer.