Cover of the 1998 Edition
Departures is a collection of 20 short stories by Harry Turtledove. It is named after the alternate history story of the same title, which appears in the book. The book was originally published by Del Rey as a paperback in June 1993.
The stories are a mix of alternate history, science fiction and fantasy and are published in roughly chronological order based on the time period the story takes place rather than original publication date.
List of stories:
- "Counting Potsherds"
- "Death in Vesunna"
- "Departures" (Agent of Byzantium series)
- "Islands in the Sea"
- "Not All Wolves"
- "Clash of Arms"
- "Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire" (Agent of Byzantium series)
- "Report of the Special Committee on the Quality of Life"
- "The Last Reunion"
- "Designated Hitter"
- "Gladly Wolde He Lerne"
- "The Barbecue, the Movie, & Other Unfortunately Not So Relevant Material"
- "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" (original short version)
- "The R-Strain"
- "Secret Names"
- "Les Mortes d'Arthur"
- "Last Favor"
- "Nasty, Brutish, &. . ." (Earthgrip series)