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Author: Robert Reed
Publisher: PS Publishing, 2012
Series: The Great Ship Universe

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Immortal humans colonize a bizarre world, but the colony collapses. Tens of thousands of years later, what remains are scattered bands and individuals fighting the natives and fighting one another. Every day is desperate. But every day also offers great beauty in an alien wilderness, and small moments of kindness.

Sturgeon Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in the collection Eater-of-Bone and Other Novellas (2012). The story can also be found in the anthology The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (2013), edited by Gardner Dozois.

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