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The Good Shabti is a story that spans thousands of years.

In the twilight days of Pharoah Mentuhotep, a slave stumbles into the path of imperial ambitions. And in contemporary times, a brilliant scientist and her ruthless companions come close to achieving the impossible: the revivification of an ancient mummy. The two stories weave together in a tale that combines science
Hardcover, Limited Edition/Signed Copy, 136 pages
Published 2014 by Jurassic London
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Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed The Good Shabti. I've been looking around for something like this for a while now and here's why:

Stories involving ancient Egypt (and Mummies!) seem far and few between these days. It's as if we have collectively put them into a neat little box (coffin?) and said "These stories are no longer interesting. We've added pyramids and scarabs and mummies to the classic "adventure" novel in as many ways as we know how and that type of thing is . . . well it's antiquated and therefore
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I only discovered an appreciation for a good mummy tale with last year's Jurassic London anthology The Book of the Dead . I still think it is their best anthology to date and I absolutely adored it. So when I received this novella by Robert Sharp for review, I was immediately enthused, because yay more Jurassic mummies, which is less anachronistic than it sounds. The Good Shabti also featured a cool and unexpected mix of historic fantasy and SF. Unexpected because I hadn’t expected to find SF ...more
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