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Author: Robert Reed
Publisher: Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2012
Series: The Great Ship Universe

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Rich tourists pay a fortune for the honor and misery of walking across an alien habitat, and a few powerful porters make their livings helping the tourists endure the impossible gravity. Katabasis is like nobody else. A species with a population of one, she came to the Great Ship by the most unusual means, and in the course of her duties as a porter, she will meet the most singular human.

Nebula Award nominated novella. Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, November-December 2012, later anthologized in Jonathan Strahan's The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven (2013) and Garnder Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (2013)


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