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Author: Greg Bear
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media, 2014
Asimov's Science Fiction, 1983

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Nebula Award winning and Hugo Award nominated novella.

In this Nebula Award-winning short story by master SF writer Greg Bear, humans are engaged in a long war against an advanced alien race, the Senexi, but the possibility for peace may exist thanks to a young girl who learns the enemy's larger role and humanity's opportunity to evolve.

The story originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1983. It can also be found in the antologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (1984), edited by Gardner Dozois, The Best Science Fiction of the Year #13 (1984), edited by Terry Carr and The Nebula Awards #19 (1984). It is included in the collections The Wind from a Burning Woman (1983), The Collected Stories of Greg Bear (2002) and Women In Deep Time (2008). It is part of Tor Double #2: Hardfought/Cascade Point (1988, with Timothy Zahn). The story has also been published as a separate novella.


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