Don’t forget the sequel “Herbig-Haro” “Herbig-Haro” is a short story by Harry Turtledove, published under his pen name Eric Iverson. HERBIG-HARO ERIC G. IVERSON (HARRY TURTLEDOVE) Like all the ships Loki flew. Erasmus Chang’s scout Praise of Folly was too old. She went into or out. “The Road Not Taken” is a short story by Harry Turtledove, set in , in which he presents a fictitious account of a first encounter between humanity and an alien race, the Roxolani. “Herbig-Haro” is another short story by Turtledove, which is the sequel to this.

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Shame about the typos around the luofi or whatever they are called, but a very readable short story.

Harsha Vardhan rated it really liked it Nov 28, Ken marked it as to-read Hefbig-haro 29, Johno rated hwrbig-haro it was amazing Oct 09, Frederik B rated it liked it Dec 22, The story is told through limited third person point of view, with most of the story concerning a single Roxolani captain, Togram.


The battle is short, and most of the invaders are killed. We will delete it ASAP. However, adopting the technology allowing for interstellar travel and wars of conquest on a galactic scale stifles further technological development. But as they begin their assault, things take a turn for the absurd—the Roxolani attack with matchlock weapons and black powder explosives.

They had no steel, so they made a bronze spaceship. Thomas rated it liked it Aug 17, Varun added it Aug 03, Just a trutledove while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Herbig-Haro by Harry Turtledove

It supposes that FTL travel is actually easy but we’ve missed it, and other races found it and went traveling, eventually reaching Earth eyeofmidas. Submit a new text post.

Valdar Vaht rated it really liked it Nov 01, Herbig-Haro Roxalani by Harry Turtledove. Log in or sign up in seconds. Ivo42 rated it liked it Mar tudtledove, Taylor Shaw rated it really liked it Oct 15, Urth Lin rated it really liked it Jul 16, His style of alternate history has a strong military theme.


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Humanity is awed by the invaders, as the maneuverability granted by that technology suggests the rest of their civilization is equally impressive. A few are captured alive.

The Road Not Taken (short story)

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Maybe not so silly though. With other technology far in advance of other species, humanity quickly expanded to other stars conquering the native populations and forming an empire called the Terran Confederacy.