A Dead Djinn in Cairo

P. Djl Clark
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A Dead Djinn in Cairo


A neat little novelette, just under fifty pages. It's a mystery set in a post-colonial steampunk 1912 Cairo where the native population was able to expel the British because of the discovery of magic. I read this little gem in anticipation of the author's novella and novel, the former being nominated for several novella awards and the latter being nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo this year (so far). This novelette sets up a world of djinn, ghouls, and angels in a very interesting way and features a female detective. I enjoyed it, though it felt a little crammed being so short.

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