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This Chance Planet

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This Chance Planet

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Author: Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Publishing, 2014

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
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"This Chance Planet" by Elizabeth Bear is a near future science fiction story about a young Russian waitress with ambitions to become an engineer and her musician boyfriend, who wants her to gestate a liver for money so his band can tour. Plus, there's a dog.

This story was first published by in October 2014, and later anthologized in The Long List Anthology: More Stories from the Hugo Awards Nomination List, edited by David Steffen.

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