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The Best We Can

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The Best We Can

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Author: Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: Publishing, 2013

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: First Contact
Mundane SF
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First contact was supposed to change the course of human history. But it turns out, you still have to go to work the next morning.

This story is included in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection (2014), edited by Gardner Dozois, and Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction(2018), edited by Irene Gallo.

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The Best We Can

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