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Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1968

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: First Contact
Human Development
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Nebula Award winning and Hugo Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in the anthology Orbit 4 (1968), edited by Damon Knight. The story can also be found in the Nebula Award Stories Five (1970), edited by James Blish, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III (1981), edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor, The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981), edited by Barry N. Malzberg, Martin H. Greenberg and Bill Pronzini, The Best of the Nebulas (1989), edited by Ben Bova, and Foundations of Fear: An Exploration of Horror (1992), edited by David G. Hartwell. It is included in the collections The Cube Root of Uncertainty (1970), Moonferns and Starsongs (1971), The Best of Robert Silverberg (1976), Phases of the Moon (2004), and To the Dark Star: 1962-69: The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Vol. 2 (2007).


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