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Cryptic

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Cryptic

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Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Asimov's Science Fiction, 1983
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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: First Contact
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Synopsis

Nebula Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1983. The story can also be found in the antholgoy The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (1984), edited by Gardner Dozois, and the collections Standard Candles (1996) and Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt (2009).

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