A regular contributor to Interzone, Zoran Zivkovic's speculative fiction
is steadily becoming more well-known and popular in the United States. Specializing
in "mosaic novels" featuring several interrelated stories, Zivkovic's works
include Time Gifts (which features "The Astronomer"), The Writer,
Impossible Encounters, Seven Touches of Music and the forthcoming
Steps Through the Mist, all of which are available through the Ministry
of Whimsy Press. He currently lives in the city of his birth, Belgrade,
Yugoslavia, with his wife Mia, their two twin sons Uros and Andreja, and their
two tomcats. His website can be found at ZoranZivkovic.com.
The Astronomer is © Zoran Zivkovic.
Translated from the Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic.
Artwork is © Doug Potter.