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THE FIRST HEROES: NEW TALES OF THE BRONZE AGE
Genre: Fantasy, Historical
The Bronze Age was an era of discovery, exploration and magic, of Greek heroes and Egyptian pharaohs. It's a natural setting for fantasy adventures, and Turtledove presents 14 tales from some of the best speculative writers around.
Gene Wolfe's "The Lost Pilgrim" is the journal of a time traveler who fails to realize he's hooked up with mythical heroes until it's too late. Judith Tarr tells of a
All the stories are well above average, and there are several standouts. The gem of the collection is "The Bog Sword" by the
Ancient history buffs and alternate history fans will love this collection, which offers a unique opportunity to view the past as it might have been. (May, 368 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed By: Jen Talley Exum
Published: May 2004