Posts Tagged "mary robinette kowal"

Horizontal Rain

by on Mar 7, 2010 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Mary Robinette Kowal Maxwell Sanders pressed the phone closer to his ear as if that would somehow bring comprehension. “Did you say trolls?” “Yes, Max.” With her words, he could picture Amalia’s rigid posture. He ran a hand over his scalp. “I can’t redo the aluminum plant blueprints...

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Scenting the Dark

by on Mar 7, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Mary Robinette Kowal Lifting the stopper from the vial to his nose, Penn inhaled slowly. Against the neutral backdrop of his ship’s cleanroom, he picked out aromas of quince, elderberry, and bright Martian soil that hinted of blood, with undercurrents of cinnamon and Zeta Epsilon’s...

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Beyond the Garden Close

by on Mar 7, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Mary Robinette Kowal Lena rocked back and forth, feet aching from standing so long, as if the metal floors were harder in the auditorium than anywhere else in the ship. The paper bib she wore rustled as she shifted. The waiting that the high-holy put the prospectives through made Lena...

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The Bride Replete

by on Mar 7, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Mary Robinette Kowal When the matriarch announced that she was sending the sixteen members of Pimi’s small-family across the ocean to settle in Repp-Virja, Pimi thought it the end of her life. For though she had seen only seventeen full years, Pimi considered herself ready to fill her...

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