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First Heroes, the (2004) [Anthology]
by Karen Jordan Allen Poul Anderson Brenda W. Clough Debra Doyle Noreen Doyle Gregory Feeley Laura Frankos Larry Hammer Katharine Kerr Josepha Sherman S.M. Stirling Judith Tarr Lois Tilton Harry Turtledove Gene Wolfe Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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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 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.

Edited by Harry Turtledove and Noreen Doyle.


  • The Lost Pilgrim by Gene Wolfe
  • How the Bells Came from Yang to Hubei by Brenda Clough
  • The God of Chariots by Judith Tarr
  • The Horse of Bronze by Harry Turtledove
  • A Hero for the Gods by Josepha Sherman
  • Blood Wolf by S. M. Stirling
  • Ankhtifi the Brave is dying. by Noreen Doyle
  • The God Voice by Katharine Kerr and Debra Doyle
  • Orqo Afloat on the Willkamayu by Karen Jordan Allen
  • The Myrmidons by Larry Hammer
  • Giliad by Gregory Feeley
  • The Sea Motherís Gift by Laura Frankos
  • The Matter of the Ahhiyans by Lois Tilton
  • The Bog Sword by Poul Anderson

Original title: The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyHistorical

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The First Heroes (2004)
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Language: English

Edited by: Harry Turtledove Noreen Doyle
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The First Heroes (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 076530287X
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Pages: 356

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