Friday, June 25, 2004

The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age

The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age: "Here are 14 intelligent tales set in the Bronze Age, in which, the editors point out, the foundations of civilization were laid with the beginnings of agriculture, metalworking, and literature (such as the Gilgamesh and Homeric epics). The editors contribute personally to the overall quality, Turtledove with 'The Horse of Bronze,' in which humans perfect metalworking, and Doyle with 'Ankhtifi the Brave Is Dying,' extrapolated from the inscription on the tomb of an Egyptian warrior. "

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