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The merchant and the alchemist's gate

Author: Ted Chiang
Publisher: Buton, MI : Subterranean Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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This curious time-travel novella is a gracefully told lesson about accepting fate-or, as better suits this medieval Arabian setting, the will of Allah. A Baghdad merchant discovers an alchemical device that can send a traveler back in time 20 years. Despite the alchemist's warning that "what is made cannot be unmade," and three illustrative tales about others' attempts to alter the past, the merchant is determined  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Chiang
ISBN: 9781596061002 1596061006
OCLC Number: 153581095
Awards: Hugo Award for Best Novelette, 2008.
Description: 60 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ted Chiang.

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This curious time-travel novella is a gracefully told lesson about accepting fate-or, as better suits this medieval Arabian setting, the will of Allah. A Baghdad merchant discovers an alchemical device that can send a traveler back in time 20 years. Despite the alchemist's warning that "what is made cannot be unmade," and three illustrative tales about others' attempts to alter the past, the merchant is determined to return to an earlier time to save his long-dead wife.

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