The God Box

Barry B. Longyear
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n the in the exotic city of Iskandar, a somewhat dishonest carpet merchant in the bazaar named Korvas, on the run from the King's Guard for selling phony flying carpets, inherits a strange little box in the shape of a cask with four drawers.

The magic in this box is that it will always give Korvas anything he needs, which is not necessarily what he wants, although at times the box will give him what he wants just to show him he didn't need it, which information is what he needed at the time. A strange, humorous and lusty, and at times profound spiritual journey.


My story does not start very long ago. I was then, as you see me now, a handsome figure of a man. From inclination, rather than necessity, I was always interested in the possibility of learning more e...

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