Monday, June 19, 2017

The Fool's Stone, by Aubry Kae Andersen

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(Historical Fantasy) The alchemist, Nadr Al-Ta’ir, has found the opposite of the Philosopher’s Stone; it seems to turn gold into lead. (7,080 words; Time: 23m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Fool's Stone," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 07-08|17, published on by .

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Pro: The “fool’s stone” that makes things decay and fall apart is amusing.

Nadr’s trick of getting Al-Mansour to put it into his treasury is priceless.

Con: It’s a downer that he dies at the end, though, and not for any great purpose.

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