Alex Shvartsman is a writer, anthologist, and translator from Brooklyn, NY. His fiction has appeared in Nature, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Fireside, and other venues. He's the winner of the 2014 WSFA award and a two-time Canopus award finalist. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com.
K. A. Teryna is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and illustrator. A number of her stories have been published in Russian SF magazines Esli, Mir Fantastiki, and others since 2008. English translations of her stories have appeared in Apex and Podcastle. She lives in Moscow.
Angela says if I want to film the rituals, I cannot do so as an outsider or a guest. The rituals are private, she says, and a secret. That is the problem, I say, I want to film them because they are a secret.
There is a djinn for everything: every act of forgetting, every act of remembering. Every act of oppression, every act of protest. Every act of civil resistance, every arrest, every injury, every death. There is a selfish djinn, and a selfless djinn. There is a djinn for beauty, a djinn for zakhm, a djinn for kindness, a djinn for empathy. A djinn for absence, a djinn for inaction; a djinn for climate, a djinn for crisis, a djinn for war, a djinn for peace. What are words but
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