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Co-Winner (with Robert Walton’s VIENNA STATION) of the first Galaxy Project Long Story Contest, Forest’s novelette is (as Judge Robert Silverberg writes) a rigorously worked novelette in the grand tradition “which would have delighted Galaxy’s great editor Horace Gold”. Humanity has dispersed throughout the cosmos in post-apocalyptic space flight; the colony on the planet ...more
Kindle Edition, 59 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by RosettaBooks
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An unsuccessful terraforming attempt leads to starving colonists making a difficult decision about their future.

"Lucy" is a fascinating novelette by Susan Forest which asks us to consider what it is that makes us human.
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Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story about colonists still struggling to survive on a partially terraformed planet centuries after the first settlers arrived. Apparently having lost contact with Earth, they are threatened with starvation, the breakdown of their machinery, and other problems.... including human nature! A great story, really well done.
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Susan Forest grew up in a family of mountaineers and skiers, and she loves adventure. She also loves the big ideas found in SF/F, and finds fast-paced adventure stories a great place to explore how individuals grapple with complex moral decisions. Aurora Award winners, Bursts of Fire and Flights of Marigold, first books in her Addicted to Heaven series, confront issues of addiction in an epic fant ...more

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