Simon Brown’s first published story “The Return of Idomenus” was the start of an ambitious project to re-tell the Iliad in a cycle of science fiction and fantasy stories. Twenty five years later that project was completed with the publication of Troy by Ticonderoga Publications.
The book is one of the highlights of the Australian publishing year, an essential addition to any library of good science fiction and fantasy. At the moment, you can either buy it from somewhere like the Australian Online Bookshop or from the publisher.
In the meantime, if you’re not familiar with Simon’s Troy, you can sample some of the stories here:
- “A New Song For Odysseus”,
- “Why My Wife Left Me, And Other Stories, By Diomedes”,
- The Dreaming Seas Beneath Cassandra and
- The Mark of Thetis
Be sure to buy a copy. It’s a fine small press title, and won’t last long. And yes, he really does look a bit like Clark Kent. Oh, and if you’re feeling inspired, you can go read the original too.