On a Pale Horse - Piers Anthony Magic stones, flying carpets, and a tricked out transforming Deathmobile. Piers Anthony mashed together fantasy and science fiction and came out with a recognizable alternate world in which God and the Devil battle it out for souls. A grudge match without religious mysticism. More of a public relations war.

When I first read the Incarnations of Immortality series as a kid, I was astounded at what seemed like a totally blasphemous take on God, Satan and souls. Catholicism doesn’t play around when it comes to eternal damnation. The opening book to Anthony’s greatest series introduces his pantheon of immortals with Death in paganistic interpretation of the Christian mythos. Irreverent and imaginative. I loved it then and I still do.