The First Heroes
, 2004) is a collection of short stories and novellas set in the Bronze Ages of various cultures, including Ancient Greek
, and a number of fictional societies. The anthology is a mix of straight historical fiction, alternate history
, and science fiction
. It was edited by Harry Turtledove
and Noreen Doyle
and includes Turtledove's novella "The Horse of Bronze
- Gene Wolfe, "The Lost Pilgrim"
- Brenda Clough, "How the Bells Came from Yang to Hubei"
- Judith Tarr, "The God of Chariots"
- Harry Turtledove, "The Horse of Bronze"
- Josepha Sherman, "A Hero for the Gods"
- S.M. Stirling, "Blood Wolf" (sequel to Natucket Series)
- Noreen Doyle, "Ankhtifi the Brave is Dying"
- Katharine Kerr & Debra Doyle, "The God Voice"
- Karen Jordan Allen, "Orqo Afloat on the Willkamayu"
- Larry Hammer, "The Myrmidons"
- Gregory Feeley, "Giliad"
- Laura Frankos, "The Sea Mother's Gift"
- Lois Tilton, "The Matter of Ahhiyans"
- Poul Anderson, "The Bog Sword"