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The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Ted Chiang
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
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In medieval Baghdad, a penniless man is brought before the most powerful man in the world, the caliph himself, to tell his story. It begins with a walk in the bazaar, but soon grows into a tale unlike any other told in the caliph's empire. It's a story that includes not just buried treasure and a... show more
In medieval Baghdad, a penniless man is brought before the most powerful man in the world, the caliph himself, to tell his story. It begins with a walk in the bazaar, but soon grows into a tale unlike any other told in the caliph's empire. It's a story that includes not just buried treasure and a band of thieves, but also men haunted by their past and others trapped by their future; it includes not just a beloved wife and a veiled seductress, but also long journeys taken by caravan and even longer ones taken with a single step. Above all, it's a story about recognizing the will of Allah and accepting it, no matter what form it takes.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596061002 (1596061006)
ASIN: 1596061006
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 62
Edition language: English
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Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
4.0 Lovely, short read!
So the Humble Bundle up right now is a bit odd. Most of the time, things are of relatively equal size; volumes of graphic novels, full length novels, or anthologies. This is a little weird because this story comes up at less than a hundred pages, as did Barker's story, and some of them like The ...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
Another excellent story by Ted Chiang... actually, it's three stories, set in a framing device. In the medieval Middle East, an alchemist has developed a kind of time machine. When a potential customer walks in, the inventor offers him the chance to go through his gateway and through time - but fir...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
El único reproche que le tengo a Ted Chiang ahora que terminé todo su repertorio es que no escribe mucho. Ni siquiera puedo reprocharle que sus historias sean cortas porque mucho de su talento yace en contar historias tan buenas en tan poco espacio.En esta historia trata el viaje en el tiempo, como ...
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it
3.0 The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
A fine, short piece.
Readundant
Readundant rated it
4.0 The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
Let's try this again, Goodreads. Bad gateway. Hmmph.Though I suppose a bad gateway is apropos for this book, as it is about a gateway through time, and depending on your actions in the past/future, the outcome might be bad. Oh server error, I see what you did there. Next time, though, try not to DEL...
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