Henry Lion Oldie


"Master" (short story)
Historical fantasy
2410 words

Is it easy to be a student of the executioner? Of the great, brilliant executioner? Probably hard. And if one day, your master should be your victim? Then you have to remember the wisdom of the teacher: "Master cannot teach bad things." The short story "MASTER" by H. L. Oldie got "FANCON" Prize as "The Best 1994-95 SF & Fantasy Short Story in Russia and Ukraine" in 1995.

Translated from Russian by Irena Pevzner & Anna Kimaeva, 2012
Cover painting by Oleg Korzh
Design by Bronislava Gromova