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Author: James Patrick Kelly
Publisher: Asimov's Science Fiction, 2001

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo-, Nebula-, and Sturgeon-nominated Novelette

A revolutionary young woman and her sentient spaceship have the technology to travel through time. In the aftermath of a space battle they are hurled 20 million years into their future and stranded there. When they find that civilization has all but vanished, they set out to learn why.

This story was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2001. It was later anthologized in Science Fiction: The Best of 2001 (2002), Year's Best SF 7 (2002), The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002), The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction: 15th Annual Collection (2002), Nebula Awards Showcase 2003, The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction (2006), and collected in Strange But Not a Stranger (2002) and Masters of Science Fiction: James Patrick Kelly (2016).


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