Early ReTyrement by Robert Raymond
Approx. 123,220 words.
Published on February 4, 2012.
When an experimental laser punches a computer programmer 2400 years counterclockwise to the ancient port of Tyre, he faces ignorance of metallurgy, chemistry, explosives, history, or even the date of a convenient eclipse. Now a wine-shop slave, he'll need to think outside the urn to gain wealth, power, and the hand of a high Persian official's daughter, all before Alexander the Great arrives!