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XDA Zai : The Wild Hunt single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 XDA Zai : The Wild Hunt
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'When need somebody dead, but they’ve disappeared down a rabbithole, X-Dimensional Assassin Zai is the man for the job. Atlantis, outer space, Faerieland, the Dirigible City: wherever you hide, Zai-san will find you… once he’s finished taking photos of all the tourist spots. “The Wild Hunt” finds Mr Zai on the trail of his most dangerous quarry yet: the down-on-his-heels Norse god Odin.'

Source: Author's website ( (Sighted: 18/11/2016).


  • Described as a chapter from an in-progress novel.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Assassins' Canon : An Anthology of Short Fiction by Up and Coming Authors Edwin H. Rydberg (editor), Yorkshire : Utility Fog Press , 2009 10437001 2009 anthology short story

    'Few images evoke a more powerful or frightening reaction than that of the assassin. Silently creeping into your room while you sleep, they plunge a pick deep inside your brain, or fill your snoring nostrils with poisonous vapour. Or perhaps skilled fingers from the shadows strike a vital point during mid-step; the coroners say it was a heart attack. Assassins are people to be feared, no doubt. But what do they fear? What do they dream of? What life, what world, are they longing to achieve with their actions? Is the killing just a job or is there some deeper motivation that drives them? And what happens when it all goes wrong?'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (2nd edition).

    Yorkshire : Utility Fog Press , 2016
    pg. 183-210
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