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The Quickening

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The Quickening

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Author: Michael Bishop
Publisher: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991
Doubleday, 1981

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Nebula Award winning and Hugo Award nominated novelette.

Imagine waking up in the morning to discover that every human being on Earth has been randomly relocated somewhere else: When Lawson wakes up in Seville, Spain instead of his home town of Lynchburg, Tennessee, he realizes that the chaos of mob rioting has brought modern civilization to its knees--and the same thing must be happening in every other city in the world. He wonders if he will seehis wife and daughters... or the world he once knew... ever again.

The story wat originally published in the anthology Universe 11 (1981), edited by Terry Carr. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 8 (1982) edited by Arthur W. Saha, Fantasy Annual V (1982), edited by Terry Carr and Nebula Award Stories Seventeen (1983), edited by Joe Haldeman. It is included in the collections One Winter in Eden (1984) and The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy: A Michael Bishop Retrospective (2012).


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