The First Heroes

The First Heroes

New Tales of the Bronze Age

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of fourteen Bronze Age tales by some of today's top science-fiction authors includes Judith Tarr's short work about a goddess who tries to learn the secrets of the God of Chariots, Harry Turtledove's story about mythological beings who witness the human race's effect on Earth's natural order, and Poul Anderson's piece about a scholar who travels back in time to witness the end of an era. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
An original anthology of fantasy tales set in the real age of heroes: the Bronze Age

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.

Here is Gene Wolfe's mock-journal of a man from the future who travels with figures out of history and mythology; Judith Tarr's tale of a a town that sends its resident goddess to try to learn the secrets of the morose God of Chariots; Harry Turtledove's story about mythological beings witnessing the devastating effect of the first humans on the Earth's natural order; and a poignant new story from the late Poul Anderson, in which a modern scholar is sent to the late Bronze Age to witness the end of an era, emerging with memories from the past as vibrant and intact as those from his accustomed life.


Holtzbrinck
An original anthology of fantasy tales set in the real age of heroes: the Bronze Age


Blackwell North Amer
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 SF writers.
Here is Gene Wolfe's mock-journal of a man from the future who travels with figures out of history and mythology; Judith Tarr's tale of a a town that sends its resident goddess to try to learn the secrets of the morose God of Chariots; Harry Turtledove's own story about mythological beings attempting to sustain their own Bronze age, confronted by a force the likes of which they could never have conceived. A new tale from S. M. Stirling set in his "Nantucket" universe; and a poignant new story from the late Poul Anderson, in which a modern scholar is sent to the late Bronze Age to witness the end of an era, emerging with memories from the past as vibrant and intact as those from his accustomed life. And here are nine other tales of...the first heroes.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of fourteen Bronze Age tales includes Judith Tarr's short work about a goddess who tries to learn the secrets of the God of Chariots and Harry Turtledove's story about mythological beings who witness the human race's effect on Earth's natural order.

Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765302861
0765302861
Branch Call Number: F FIR
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Turtledove, Harry
Doyle, Noreen Mary

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