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On a distant world littered with the ruins and artifacts of vanished civilisations, a small-town sheriff finds herself in the middle of a fight over ownership of an enigmatic - and deadly - biological mystery.
Kindle Edition, 33 pages
Published February 20th 2011 (first published February 2011)
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William
Apr 03, 2017 William rated it really liked it
A great little short story in McAuley's "Jackaroo universe". Good characters, clever plot and pacing, and fills in some good information about Jackaroo motives and internal divisions.

Get it for $1 or so from Amazon to Kindle.

Jackaroo stories so far -

“Dust” (2006)
“Winning Peace” (2007)
“City Of The Dead” (2008)
“Adventure” (2008)
“Crimes And Glory” (2009)
“The Choice” (2011)
“Bruce Springsteen” (2012)
“The Man” (2012)
"Something Coming Through" (full novel, 2015)
"Into Everywhere" (full novel, 2016)
“Some
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Michael
May 14, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing
Another excellent story in the Jackaroo series. There have been about eight or so stories so far, and recently the first novel, in this series and all I have read have been first rate. Paul McAuley is one of our best SF writers and always worth reading.
Peter Tillman
Dec 28, 2016 Peter Tillman rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-copy
Excellent story, probably the best place to start reading about McAuley's great Jackaroo universe. Gives a fine preview of the frontier culture of the planet First Foot, a barbed gift to humanity from the mysterious Jackaroo.

Also reprinted in the Dozois Year's Best #29, which is easy to find: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cg...
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Since about 2000, book jackets have given his name as just Paul McAuley.

A biologist by training, UK science fiction author McAuley writes mostly hard science fiction, dealing with themes such as biotechnology, alternate history/alternate reality, and space travel.

McAuley has also used biotechnology and nanotechnology themes in near-future settings.

Since 2001, he has produced several SF-based tech
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