The Emperor's Old Clothes (Old Stories Told Anew)

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Throughout his reign the Emperor had matched his clothes to his big initiatives – military uniform for an armed conflict, track suit for the athletic push, overalls for his agricultural projects and business suit for his drive to make the kingdom a financial centre. One by one his efforts failed and in the end he decided that he had nothing left to show them. It meant one last change of clothes. Jake van der Kamp is a Hong Kong-based financial journalist and novelist whose fiction on the theme of ‘old stories told anew’ explores organised religion, social dilemmas stemming from the rapid pace of technological change and the likely ordering of society in the Space Age of the future.

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