The Haunting of Tram Car 015

The Haunting of Tram Car 015

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark?s short fiction, where humans live and work alongside otherworldly beings; the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities handles the issues that can arise between the magical and the mundane. Senior Agent Hamed al-Nasr shows his new partner Agent Onsi the ropes of investigation when they The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark?s short fiction, where humans live and work alon...

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Title:The Haunting of Tram Car 015
Author:P. Djèlí Clark
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Haunting of Tram Car 015
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 Reviews

  • jacqui
    Apr 21, 2019
    This world-building! I am in awe and in love! Some years ago, Amal El-Mohtar wrote an essay called ?Towards a Steampunk Without Steam,? which called for, essentially, a post-colonial working-over of the genre?s tropes and assumptions. P. Djli Clarke has taken up that call, whet...
  • Catherine
    Feb 23, 2019
    Another terrific story from Clark. I was hoping for a full sequel to "A Dead Djinn in Cairo" with the same characters, which this is not, but I really enjoyed the new story, the multicultural groups of suffragists and the dynamics between the two supernatural investigators. This was ju...
  • HBalikov
    Apr 15, 2019
    ?Wait, your tram is haunted?? The superintendent answered with a dour nod that made his moustache droop. ?Tram 015, that runs the line down to the Old City. It?s one of the newer models that came out in 1910. Only two years in service, and we?re already having these trouble...
  • Barb in Maryland
    Mar 30, 2019
    Very clever and entertaining. Set in an alternate world Cairo in the early 20th century. It seems like a simple case for the two officers from the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities--a tram car has been taken over by a shrieking being and it must be sent on i...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Feb 20, 2019
    Listened to the audio version and I found the story so good! I only wish it had been longer. ...
  • Julie Davis
    Mar 31, 2019
    I really liked this novella and the two partners. I hope this author will write more about these two. ...
  • Marzie
    Feb 09, 2019
    Set in an alternate world Cairo in 1912, The Haunting of Tram Car 015 offers a world in which djinn walk and work freely with humans. Agents Hamed Nasr and Onsi Youssef of the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities have been assigned to figure out how to fix a haun...
  • unknown
    Feb 13, 2019
    Delightful characters in an inventive and unusual Middle Eastern fantasy setting, with a light tone I found irresistible. A bit slight, if self aware about it. Wouldn?t be surprised to see a full novel in this world eventually. ...
  • Jessica
    Feb 20, 2019
    I love novellas/novelettes and this one broke me out of a rut -- magical early 20th century Cairo ruled by Egyptians with women's suffragettes and Armenian folklore and djinn and Muslims + Copts working together and a wee bit of gender non-conformity. Part of a series but can easily...
  • carol.
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cairo, 1912 or so. There's a ghost in Tram Car 015, although Senior Agent Hamed is fairly certain it isn't a ghost. You see, the world has been opened to the land of the djinn since 1860 or so, and it's more likely that the troublemaker is some kind of lesser djinn. But Inspector and h...
  • Caleb Masters
    Nov 08, 2018
    P. Djl Clark returns with another excellent novella bursting with warm characters and a fantastic world that left me craving more. Set in an alternate 1912 Cairo, this steampunk-djinn-noir follows two agents, Hamed and Onsi, in the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatura...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Feb 07, 2019
    A monster-of-the-week story set in a well worn, beautifully expansive world. It is unique, charming, and deeply magical in a way that only asks for more stories to be told. ...
  • Cassandra
    Mar 21, 2019
    I keep trying to figure out what I want to say about The Haunting of Tram Car 015. Is the prose gorgeous? Yes. Are the characters wonderfully alive? Absolutely. Is the world-building astounding? Yes and yes again. But what sticks to the mind long after marginalia of the book has beg...
  • c,
    Feb 19, 2019
    Rep: Egyptian characters and setting, genderfluid side character ...
  • Sarah
    Feb 19, 2019
    I absolutely loved this. It had just a light touch of humor, and the perfect combination of detective style story telling with wonderful world building that brought Cairo to life around the characters and plot. Probably one of my favorite Tor.com novellas to date. ...
  • Geoff
    Feb 26, 2019
    Clark is rapidly becoming one of my favorite fantasy writers. He gets world building and does a great job of presenting difference without it being cloying or didactic. And Carol?s review said it better and first: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...
  • Leah Bayer
    Apr 10, 2019
    Such a fun read! I hope we get more set in this world, there seems to be so much depth lurking below the surface. ...
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Mar 22, 2019
    An alternate reality, the beginning of the 20th century. Cairo is the center of world culture and technology, magic and the arcane arts are now widespread, so much so that even the conservatives at Harvard and Oxford and finally attempting to include it into the curriculum, and human...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Jan 19, 2019
    ?Quite dreadful. No one liked desk duty. It often seemed half their job was paperwork as it was. Who joined the Ministry for the thrill of filling out endless reports, in triplicate no less? Then again, he thought dismally, neither did they expect to spend their days haggling with go...
  • Bart
    Mar 02, 2019
    Actual rating: 4.25 Great worldbuilding in such a short book. I hope the author writes more stories in this universe. ...
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Feb 07, 2019
    A pitch-perfect investigative story, characters and worldbuilding I thoroughly enjoyed, and I had a big smile on my face by the end. I love this alternate history version of Cairo! And setting an investigation of a haunted tram car during the lead up to a vote on women's suffrage was i...
  • Lukasz
    Feb 21, 2019
    Good writing but too wordy for me. Plus, I'm not partial to occasional info-dumping. That said, others will love it. RTC. ...
  • K.J. Charles
    Feb 20, 2019
    Absolutely terrific. A fantasy-detective novella set in an alternate early 20th century Cairo, where the emergence of djinn a few decades ago have turned Egypt into the main global power. Our heroes are from the supernatural department of the police, attempting to deal with what looks ...
  • Queen
    Mar 12, 2019
    This has one of my favorite alternate-history world-building, plus a great mix of magic and technology. ...
  • Beth
    Mar 01, 2019
    Rating: 4.5 Thoughts: When a simple little investigation after a woman is attacked due to a haunting of Tram Car 015, Senior Agent Hamed al-Nasr and his new partner Agent Onsi are in for a ride. The world building of this alternative Cairo with its magic is one of the things I l...
  • Arlene
    Mar 20, 2019
    While I was sad that this didn?t star Agent Fatma from his short story set in the same world in the same year of 1912 Cairo, I will say I liked this one, but I guess I?m a sucker for female detectives who dress in Englishmen garb. ??? I thought the story was definitely well...
  • Daniel
    Feb 24, 2019
    Superb! I pre-ordered this follow up to A Dead Djinn in Cairo as soon as it was listed, and hadn't really paid any attention to the blurb, so I hadn't realized Fatma wouldn't be the main character here, and that was a slight adjustment as I started reading. But Agents Hamed and Onsi de...
  • Kay
    Oct 29, 2018
    Another solid one from Clark. This novella felt more deeply developed than The Black God's Drum but is equally exquisite. This stories also addressed issues (though tangentially) of feminism and empowerment. I am still out on the epilogue but I am definitely yearning for more stories f...
  • Roy
    Feb 21, 2019
    A very interesting premise. The world was unique with the djinn but had that historical alternate fiction vibe which was my key interest. I would have loved for it to be longer. An entire novel on this would have been great. My only issue is that at the crux of it, the story was a simp...
  • Acqua
    Sep 17, 2018
    The Haunting of Tram Car 015 is a wonderful, atmospheric novella set in an alternate Cairo, featuring haunted steampunk technology. I already knew I liked P. Djl Clark's writing because of The Black God's Drums (...another alt-history, darker novella you should try if you haven'...