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Harry Turtledove DEPARTURES TABLE OF CONTENTS Author’s Note Counting Potsherds Death in Vesunna (With Elaine O ‘Byrne) Departures Islands in the Sea Not All Wolves Clash of Arms Pillar of Cloud, Pillar Of Fire Report of The Special Committee On The Quality Of Life Batboy The Last Reunion Designated Hitter Gladly Wolde He Lerne The Barbecue, The Movie, And Other Unfortunately Not So Relevant Material In The Presence Of Mine Enemies The R Strain Lure Secret Names Les Mortes D’arthur Last Favor Nasty, Brutish, And… AUTHOR’S NOTE The stories in this book appear in chronological order, starting in the early second century B.C. and ending about a thousand years from now. Rather more are science fiction than fantasy; it’s hard to tell into which genre a couple of them can fall. They are intended to amuse and, with a little luck, to provoke thought. Some of the notes talk about...