Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Ancient Engineer, by Bruce Sterling

Twelve Tomorrows, 2015; ~14,600 words
Rating: Not rated, no speculative element

In this fine historical fiction, about 145 AD, Julius Verus, a Roman engineer, heads back to his home village, guided by the marvelous celestial computer of Archimedes.

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Although the story is very well told, it's historical fiction, not science fiction or fantasy.

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