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Incorporated during this volume:

advent, wealthy Horton (Editor)
darkish INTEGERS, Greg Egan
A simple story FROM OUR HILLS, Bruce Ster
an eye fixed FOR an eye fixed, Charles Coleman Finlay
continually, Karen pleasure Fowler
AN OCEAN IS A SNOWFLAKE, 4 BILLION MILES AWAY, John Barnes
VIRUS adjustments epidermis, Ekaterina Sedia
WIKIWORLD, Paul Di Filippo
ARTIFICE AND INTELLIGENCE, Tim Pratt
JESUS CHRIST, REANIMATOR, Ken MacLeod
evening CALLS, Robert Reed
every person BLEEDS via, Jack Skillingstead
artwork OF struggle, Nancy Kress
3 DAYS OF RAIN, Holly Phillips
mind RAID, Alexander Jablokov
FOR SOLO CELLO, OP. 12, Mary Robinette Kowal
ideal VIOLET, Will McIntosh
VECTORING, Geoffrey Landis
THE SKYSAILOR’S story, Michael Swanwick

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