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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Dissolution Days
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  • Epigraph (appears in the 2020 republication):

    Your dead shall live, their
    corpses shall rise.
    O dwellers in the dust, awake
    and sing for joy!
    For your dew is a radiant dew,
    and the earth will give birth to
    those long dead.

    Isaiah 26:19

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy no. 21 Autumn 1996 Z1233402 1996 periodical issue fantasy science fiction 1996 pg. 20-34
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Light Bodies Falling Sean Williams , Blackwood : Altair Publishing , 2007 18794144 2007 selected work short story Blackwood : Altair Publishing , 2007
  • Appears in:
    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. 5-18
Last amended 30 Jul 2020 10:18:46