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The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter

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The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter

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Author: Lucius Shepard
Publisher: Asimov's Science Fiction, 1988
Ziesing Books, 1988
Series: Griaule

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Fantasy
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Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and SF Chronicle Award-nominated Novella and winner of the Locus Reader's Poll for Best Novella.

In self-defense, Catherine kills the man who attempts to rape her. Pursued by his vengeful brothers, she takes refuge in the mouth of the mountain-sized, immobilized dragon which overshadows her town -- but becomes trapped inside the dragon, where she encounters another trapped human and many strange creatures.

Published originally as a chapbook and then by Asimov's in September 1988, this story was later anthologized in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection (aka Best New SF 3) (1989) and The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy (2004), and collected in The Ends of the Earth (1991) and The Dragon Griaule (2012).


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