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"One of the best new anthologies to appear so far this century."
"Plentiful barbaric splendor, the excitement of conceptual breakthrough, and the death of civilizations on a copious scale-ideal material for ambitious science fantasy, whether colorful or somber . . . . a strong collection . . . . "
"Readers will find some of these stories... amount to beautiful and durable artifacts."
"All the stories are well above average, and there are several standouts.... 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."
—Romantic Times, 4 stars
|The lost pilgrim||19|
|How the bells came from Yang to Hubei||45|
|The god of chariots||57|
|The horse of bronze||83|
|A hero for the gods||127|
|Ankhtifi the brave is dying||163|
|The god voice||195|
|Orqo afloat on the Willkamayu||211|
|The sea mother's gift||295|
|The matter of the Ahhiyans||319|
|The bog sword||335|
Posted December 9, 2008
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. --- Harriet Klausner
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Posted August 26, 2011
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