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The Father of Stones

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The Father of Stones

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Author: Lucius Shepard
Publisher: Asimov's Science Fiction, 1989
WSFA Press, 1989
Series: Griaule

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Fantasy
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Hugo, World Fantasy, and SF Chronicle Award-nominated Novella and winner of the Locus Reader's Poll for Best Novella.

This story is a mystery / legal drama of a father who is put on trial for killing the priest of the cult which worships the mountain-sized dragon sleeping near their town, after the priest kidnaps his daughter and prepares to sacrifice her, naked and bound, to the Dragon Griaule.

Published originally as a chapbook and then by Asimov's in September 1989, this story was later collected in The Dragon Griaule (2012).


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