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The View from the End of the World single work   short story  
Is part of Twinmaker Sean Williams , 2013 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 The View from the End of the World
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A group of hikers planning on using d-mat (transport) technology to 'climb' a mesa in Venezuela are stranded when the technology's headquarters is sabotaged and the platforms become inoperative.


  • Author's note: Thanks to Jason Fischer for the inspiration, and to Elizabeth Bear and Dave Freer for helping me up a very steep learning curve. All mistakes are mine.

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    y separately published work icon The View from the End of the World Andromeda Spaceways Magazine Special Issue April Amy Gordon (editor), 2020 19773739 2020 periodical issue

    'Attention all passengers - this is your Captain speaking!

    'If you have been watching the news, you will know that the people of Earth are currently suffering through a pandemic known as “COVID-19.” For those of you who are not students of history, various worlds have experienced similar pandemics in the past such as the “Clone-Killing Nanovirus,’’ the “Great Plague of Middle Earth,” the “Shame” of Betelgeuse 5, and, of course, the always insidious “Cooties.”

    'We here at Andromeda Spaceways take the health and wellbeing of our passengers very seriously and will be following the strict guidelines developed in the wake of the aforementioned pandemics in order to keep everyone safe throughout their journey.'

    Source: Editorial (p.1).

    Special issue of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine containing eleven apocalyptic stories by Sean Williams, released during the COVID-19 pandemic. The author describes the collection as the result of a request by editor Amy Gordon for 'a story or two that might gel with the times' (p.3).

    pg. 98-109
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