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Month: July 2015

Visiting flats

The agent: “This one is facing South-West.” [Opens the door.] Me: “But… There are no windows?” Agent: “Yes, there are! (Opens the bathroom door.) Look!” Me: “This is not a window, this is… (Looks in his French-to-English dictionary) …ah, you don’t have a word for that. A slit? A basement…

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Chess players

In the three years I’ve lived in this neighbourhood of Hong Kong, I have often noticed them: two greying men, fifty or sixty-something, playing Chinese chess on a foldable table and chairs, right at the entrance of a back alley close to my home. They would be there every evening…

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Thirty Second Annual Collection

Very happy to announce that my novelette “The Rider”, originally published in F&SF, reappears this week in the latest annual issue of The Year’s Best SF, edited by Gardner Dozois. Here is the full list of content: The Fifth Dragon, Ian McDonald (Reach for Infinity) The Rider, Jérôme Cigut (F&SF) The Days…

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