Welcome to Explorations in Antiquity, the website of international historical fiction and fantasy author Scott Oden! Here, you’ll find pages for Scott’s books — Men of Bronze, Memnon, and soon-to-be-published The Lion of Cairo — as well as a Bio page, free downloads, and links. For up-to-the-minute news and views, be sure to visit Scott’s blog.
Who is this Scott Oden guy, anyway? Good question. Scott Oden is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels from Medallion Press, Inc.: Men of Bronze (2005), an epic set amid the splendor and ruin of 26th dynasty Egypt, and Memnon (2006), which chronicles the rise and fall of Memnon of Rhodes. His third book, a white-knuckle Arabian Nights adventure called The Lion of Cairo, is due out in late 2008 from Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press.
Scott blames Tutankhamun for his interest in Antiquity. In 1976, his third grade teacher showed the class slides from the Boy-King’s traveling exhibit, thus sparking a lifelong fascination with Egypt and the Mediterranean. His other interests he blames on Tolkien and Robert E. Howard.
When not writing, Scott enjoys miniatures and role-playing games, video games, and debating the historical inaccuracies in cinema to whoever might listen. To learn more about Scott, and especially about his unhealthy interest in Orcs, visit his Bio page.
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“. . . an eloquent and captivating historical thriller . . . a combination of vivid conjecture, deft plotting and graceful prose.” — Publishers Weekly
Men of Bronze
“Fast, tense and exciting . . . the final climactic battlefield scene is just brilliant” — Conn Iggulden, author of Emperor
“Oden’s masterful story of bloody battles, political intrigues, betrayal and romance offers a gripping portrait of the collapse of an empire.” — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Visit Scott’s Bookshelf to read synopses and excerpts from his published work, and keep an eye out for a special preview of his forthcoming The Lion of Cairo!
To request information regarding available rights for Men of Bronze or Memnon, please contact Rebecca Pratt at Pratt Literary Group. For information regarding The Lion of Cairo, please contact Bob Mecoy at Creative Book Services.