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The Carpet Makers

The Carpet Makers

( German title - Die Haarteppichknüpfer - 1995 )

novel by Andreas Eschbach

translated by Doryl Jensen

Published: Tor - hardback - 2005
ISBN: 0765305933 / 9780765305930

Tor - trade paperback - 2006
ISBN: 0765314908 / 9780765314901

Tor / SFBC - hardback - 2006
ISBN: none

also:
The Carpetmaker's Son ( ie. the first chapter ) was included in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January, 2001

Published: Mercury Press, Inc. - magazine - 2001
ISBN: none


synopsis
Since the time of prehistory, carpet makers have tied intricate knots to form carpets for the court of the Emperor. These carpets are made from the hairs of their makers' wives and daughters; they are so detailed and fragile that each carpet- maker finishes only one single carpet in his entire lifetime. This art has descended from father to son since the beginning of time itself. But, one day, the empire of the God Emperor vanish...and strangers begin to arrive from the stars in search of the hair carpets. What these strangers discover is beyond all belief, more than anything they could have ever imagined...

awards
SFCD-Literature Prize, 1996


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