The Burned Tower

Sergey and Marina Dyachenko

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A truck driver on a lonely stretch of road, a hitchiker, and an ancient curse— a brilliant and moving tale, steeped in folklore, by the masters of modern Fantasy. In 1999 "The Burned Tower" was awarded the "Interpresscon" as the best short story of the year on the international SF-convention in St-Petersburg. Now, for the first time, in English. Also contains a preview of the Tor book, The Scar (publication date: 2/28/12).

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THE BURNED TOWER (Chapter 1)

You never know where trouble will await you.

Rolling down from the bridge, the van caught a wheel in a pothole. Its old body shuddered, and Guy distinctly heard the crash of an overturned cage. There was nothing to do but curse and stop the car.

It was a June morning and the smell of fish wafted from the river; not a rancid smell like in a shared kitchen, but fresh and invigorating, as if he were on a fishing trip, when the water stands placid like a mirror and the elastic body of a fish is flopping in the dewy grass.

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Sergey and Marina Dyachenko

SERGEY AND MARINA DYACHENKO have received numerous prestigious literary awards for their novels and short stories. They were honored as the European Science Fiction Society’s Best Writers of Europe at Eurocon 2005. Marina and Sergey are married and live in Kiev.  The Scar, an award-winning Russian fantasy by the acclaimed husband and wife writing duo, will be published in English for the first time on February 28th, 2012.

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The Burned Tower
Sergey and Marina Dyachenko

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January 2012
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ISBN: 9781466807204
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