Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Michael Swanwick has been slowly building the world of the Mongolian Wizard on Tor.com since 2012. The series depicts an alternate fin de siècle Europe shot through with magic, mystery, and intrigue, unveiled piece by piece in a series of stand-alone stories, and visualized with art by Greg Manchess.
The seventh story in that series, “The Phantom in the Maze,” debuted today. Want to keep exploring this alternate world? You can read every single one of the Mongolian Wizard stories right here, for free.