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The Cost to Be Wise

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The Cost to Be Wise

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Author: Maureen F. McHugh
Publisher: Lightspeed Magazine, 2014
Tor, 1996

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo and Nebula Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in the anthology Starlight 1 (1996), edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden. The story can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) and Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels (2007), both edited by Gardner Dozois. It has also been included in Lightspeed Magazine's special edition Women Destroy Science Fiction (2014). The story is included in the collection Mothers & Other Monsters: Stories (2005).


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The Cost to Be Wise - Maureen F. McHugh

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