Mage of Fools

Mage of Fools

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In the dystopian world of Mafinga, Jasmin must contend with a dictator's sorcerer to cleanse the socialist state of its deadly pollution. Mafinga's malevolent king dislikes books and, together with his sorcerer Atari, has collapsed the environment to almost uninhabitable. The sun has killed all the able men, including Jasmin's husband Godi. But Jasmin has Godi's secret story machine that tells of a better world, far different from the wastelands of Mafinga. Jasmin's crime for possessing the machine and its forbidden literature filled with subversive text is punishable by death. Fate grants a cruel reprieve in the service of a childless queen who claims Jasmin's children as her own. Jasmin is powerless--until she discovers secrets behind the king and his sorcerer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 12.19mm | 308g
  • Atlanta, United States
  • English
  • 1946154849
  • 9781946154842

Review quote

"Eugen Bacon's unique vision, Mage of Fools, is a wonderfully imagined dystopia; a techno/folklore blend with a resourceful mother at its heart" --Jeffrey Ford, multi-award winning author
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About Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon is African Australian, a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She's the author of Claiming T-Mo (Meerkat Press), Road to Woop Woop & Other Stories (Meerkat Press), Ivory's Story (NewCon Press), and Writing Speculative Fiction (Macmillan). Her work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted, or commended in national and international awards, including the BSFA Awards, Foreword Book of the Year Awards, Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, Australian Shadows Awards, Ditmar Awards, and Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans.
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Rating details

22 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (7)
3 23% (5)
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