Roma Eterna

Robert Silverberg
science fiction, alternate history, short stories
Roma Eterna - Robert Silverberg

What if the Empire never crumbled – and the Eternal City reigned supreme for thousands of years?

No power on Earth can resist the might of Imperial Rome, so has it been and so it ever shall be. Through brute force, terror, and sheer indomitable will, her armies have enslaved a world, crushing all who would oppose her in her divine mission of total domination. From the reign of Maximilianus the Great in A.U.C. 1203 onward, Rome thrives through the myriad bloody intrigues and corrupt sovereignties that would doom a lesser state. Upstarts and enemies arise and fall, ground beneath merciless Roman boot heels: the prophet Mohammad murdered before his influence can take root; the Mayans in Mexico cruelly subjugated by the invading hordes of the Emperor Trajan VII on their first voyage of circumnavigation.

So it is and so it ever shall be – into a new age of scientific advancement and astounding technologies.

Throughout the many centuries of Roman rule, one people have suffered and bled... and endured. In the year A.U.C. 2723, at last a faint hope has been born with the advent of a miraculous new industry. For an intrepid band of those who are called Hebrews, the day is coming when the heavens themselves will be opened to them, and escape from Rome's eternal oppression may finally be possible – as the ships are prepared in secret that will carry the enslaved on their "Great Exodus" to the stars.

A crowning achievement in a majestic career that has already spanned six decades, Robert Silverberg's Roma Eterna is a triumph of the imagination that reveals the acclaimed author at the breathtaking peak of his narrative powers.

Contents:

  • AUC 1203: Prologue
  • AUC 1282: With Caesar in the Underworld
  • AUC 1365: A Hero of the Empire
  • AUC 1861: The Second Wave
  • AUC 1951: Waiting for the End
  • AUC 2206: An Outpost of the Realm
  • AUC 2543: Getting to know the Dragon
  • AUC 2603: Via Roma
  • AUC 2650: Tales from the Venia Woods
  • AUC 2723: To the Promised Land
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Release date: 2003
Genres: science fiction, alternate history, short stories
Updated: August 22, 2021
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