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The Gambler

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The Gambler

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Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Pyr, 2008

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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In this Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated short story, a Laotian journalist, Ong, tries to succeed in an American news agency where glamorous "click-bait" stories drive revenue, and in-depth news stories are a dying breed. As Ong struggles to survive in the newsroom, he must choose whether he will pursue clicks and success, or stay true to his ideals, and risk everything because of it.

This story was originally published in Fast Forward 2 (2008), edited by Lou Anders. It can also be found in the anthologies The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Three (2009), edited by Jonathan Strahan, The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection (2009), edited by Gardner Dozois and 21st Century Science Fiction (2013), edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden.

Read the full story for free at the Pyr blog.


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