Alan Smale. The Mongolian Book of the Dead. (Asimovs October/November 2012)

A Chinese invasion of Mongolia leads to an epic journey for an itinerant American travel. The story has a great sense of place, although it did drag a bit for me,as repeated daytime journeys across the barren desert and night-time communion with Mongolian spirituality had a draining affect on me (although not as much as on the protagonist).

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