The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate by Ted Chiang

One of the ways I attempt to prevent my book addiction from bankrupting me is by picking up books at library sales and clearance sections.  You get the job of buying a book with a lot lower cost. One such pick-up was The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate by Ted Chiang.  Seemed like a good fit for me: short novella set in exotic location with a philosophical/religious bent. Here is the blurb: In medieval Baghdad, a penniless man is brought before the most powerful man in the world, the...

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The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate by Ted Chiang

One of the ways I attempt to prevent my book addiction from bankrupting me is by picking up books at library sales and clearance sections.  You get the job of buying a book with a lot lower cost. One such pick-up was The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate by Ted Chiang.  Seemed like a good fit for me: short novella set in exotic location with a philosophical/religious bent. Here is the blurb: In medieval Baghdad, a penniless man is brought before the most powerful man in the world, the...

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