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Glass Cloud

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Glass Cloud

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Author: James Patrick Kelly
Publisher: Asimov's Science Fiction, 1987

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Phillip Wing is the architect of one of the Seven New Wonders of the World: the Glass Cloud. But construction has fallen behind schedule, costs have skyrocketed, and the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled. The mysterious alien Messengers step in to save the Glass Cloud but at a terrible cost to Wing and his wife, Daisy.

This novelette originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 1987. It can also be found in the anthology The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection (1988), edited by Gardner Dozois. The story is included in the collection Strange But Not a Stranger (2002).


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