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Middle-Eastern Fantasy Short Story Search

Xamph

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A fantasy short story apparently set a middle-eastern, medieval, Islamic world where the narrator has been time-traveling to and from other cities (Baghdad, Damascus etc) via a 'magic' network of shops set up by some mysterious merchants. I vaguely recall him describing a woman visiting her younger self with an item of jewelery in order to fool some thieves that the item was a common one.

Fairly recent I think...
 

iansales

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That's Ted Chiang's The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate.
 

Xamph

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Thanks Ian!

Well, that was driving me nuts. I vaguely remembered the author's name had something Asian about it and ended up going off looking at China Mieville stories to see if he were the author...

Much obliged...!
 
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