Perhaps it is not true that there will always be war. Perhaps, one day, humanity will succeed in taming its savage nature so that peace for all humanity will not be merely a pious hope but a concrete reality. Perhaps, on day, we will all be angels. But until then, there will be war—and humanity, being what it is, will always form graven images to give life to its greatest hopes and fears. Because our modern age is "scientific" does not make us immune to this reality. And those images will always take on a life their own.
And, lo, there was TEK.
He is the latest in a long tradition of militant deities. But before this god can take his rightful place at the head of the pantheon, he has to survive the not-so-low-tech efforts of jealous older gods to destroy him.
Featuring stories by Mike Resnick, Jody Lynn Nye, Katherine Kurtz, Diane Duane, and other great military SF storytellers.