The contributors to this superb fourteen short story
collection consist of a who's who of speculative fiction.
The tales can easily be classified as fantasy (with a
mythological feel) or historical with little or no
fantasist elements. Personally this reviewer found the
fantasy shorts more intriguing though the historical ones
like that scribed by Judith Tarr are superbly written.
Each contribution is original and creative and also
included one of the last if not the final work by the
legendary Poul Anderson who brings a wisp of sci fi to his
entry. Fans of Homer, the mythos, or strong fantasy will
appreciate this terrific compilation in which everyday
people encounter the Gods and species like centaurs in the
era of Odysseus and Achilles.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 11, 2005
The Bronze Age. The era of Troy, of Gilgamesh, of the dawning of human mastery over the earth. For decades, fantasists have set tales of heroism and adventure in imagined worlds based on the real Bronze Age, from the "Hyborean Age" of the Conan stories to the Third Age of Middle-earth.
Now bestselling SF and fantasy author Harry Turtledove, a noted expert on the ancient world, teams up with author and Egyptologist Noreen Doyle to present fourteen new tales of the real Bronze Age from some of the best writers in SF.