Upswings, downturns, bubbles, patent trolls and hackers, venture capitalists and start-ups: sometimes the modern world of high-tech companies seems as ruled by the Fates, the Furies and the Muses, as any classical Greek drama. In this collection of intertwined short stories, a Silicon Valley insider imagines the forces of antiquity still active in the 21st century – with apps, databases, and a serious yen for skim-milk lattes. That person annoying you in the coffee line may be Nemesis – or Lady Luck. Proceed with caution. Your future depends on what you do next.