Agent of Byzantium  
Cover of the first edition
Author Harry Turtledove
Cover artist J.K. Pott
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Alternate History
Publisher Congdon & Weed
Publication date 1987
Agent of Byzantium is a collection of related short stories by Harry Turtledove. Based on the jumping off point detailed in the story "Departures," the stories in Agent of Byzantium chronicle the adventures of Basil Argyros in the early fourteenth century Byzantine Empire. The stories cover the period 1305 to 1320 AD.

Originally published by Congdon & Weed in 1987, it was first published in paperback by Worldwide in the US and Seven Oaks in the UK the following year. In 1994, Baen reprinted the book with an additional story.

The introduction to Agent of Byzantium was written by Dr Isaac Asimov.

Stories Edit

The story "Departures" has never been reprinted in any edition of Agent of Byzantium, even though it is set in the same timeline.