“Waters of Versailles” by Kelly Robson

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Sylvain has provided the court of Versailles with thrones - toilets - and plumbing, with the help of a little nixie he brought back from the alps to create fountains. But the nixie is bored, and the cracks around the palace are literally and figuratively beginning to appear.


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About the Author
Kelly Robson’s fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Tor.com, Clarkesworld Magazine, and several anthologies. Her Tor.com novella “Waters of Versailles” won the 2016 Aurora Award, and she has also been a finalist for the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, and Sunburst Award. Her stories have been included in numerous year’s best anthologies. Kelly’s time travel novella “Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach” will be published by Tor.com imprint in 2018. She is a regular contributor to the Another Word column at Clarkesworld. Kelly grew up in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and competed in rodeos as a teenager. From 2008 to 2012, she was the wine columnist for Chatelaine, Canada’s largest women’s magazine. After many years in Vancouver, she and her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica, now live in Toronto.
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