Aliette de Bodard. Age of Miracles, Age of Wonders. (Interzone #230, Sept-Oct 2010)

The Gods of the Aztecs have fallen, replaced by an altogether more earthbound regime of metal and cogs. And those gods who remain are being scourged. We follow Coztic as he is paraded across villages, ritually executed, only to be resurrected for the ritual to be repeated – a very public demonstration to the masses that the old ways are dead.

There are a variety of perspectives – the god, the Hierarch who carries out the scourge, the boy, the mother – all of whom have a story to tell. And finally, another perspective.

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