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The Last Novelist:  (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)

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The Last Novelist: (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)

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Author: Matthew Kressel
Publisher: Publishing, 2017

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
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The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard) by Matthew Kressel is a science fiction story about a dying writer who is trying to finish one final novel on the distant planet he settles on for his demise. His encounter with a young girl triggers a last burst of creativity.

This Nebula Award nominated story can be found in the anthologies The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2017), edited by Neil Clarke and Nebula Awards Showcase 2019, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

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