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Author: James Patrick Kelly
Publisher: Clarkesworld Magazine, 2013
Asimov's Science Fiction, 1999

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo-winning Novelette

In this time travel tale that takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis, 12 year-old Ray stumbles upon an android from the future which has been sent back to 1962 to change the course of our history. What he asks Ray to help him do will shock you, in this gripping story of impossible choices.

This story was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, June 1999, and later anthologized in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection (2000), The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction (2005) [aka The Mammoth Book of The Best of The Best New SF (2008)], The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009), and collected in Strange But Not a Stranger (2002) and Masters of Science Fiction: James Patrick Kelly (2016).

Read or listen to this story online for free at Clarkesworld Magazine.


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