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Griffin's Egg

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Griffin's Egg

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Author: Michael Swanwick
Publisher: Lightspeed Magazine, 2016
Asimov's Science Fiction, 1992
Legend / Century, 1991

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Colonization
Human Development
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Hugo and Nebula Award nominated novella.

Two people fall in love and a community fights for its life against a backdrop of thermonuclear war and a hi-tech repressive government in this science-fiction story written by the author of "In the Drift" and "Vacuum Flowers".

The story was published as a chapbook before being reprinted in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1992, and again in Lightspeed, January 2016. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993), edited by Gardner Dozois, The Hard SF Renaissance (2002), edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels (2007), edited by Gardner Dozois, and The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction, edited by Neil Clarke. The novella is included in the collections Moon Dogs (2000) and The Best of Michael Swanwick (2008).


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