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By Jay Lake

A story of magic, revenge, and sour death—on the rain-spattered streets of the nice urban. this can be epic myth no longer "in the culture of Tolkien," yet, as an alternative, sensual, ominous, shot via with the sweat of worry and the intoxication of power.

One of the main prolific new writers of the last decade, Lake gained 2004's John W. Campbell Award for top New author. His novels comprise Mainspring, Escapement, Pinion, and Green. the realm of Green can be the environment for "A Water Matter."

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The accompanying gesture was very expressive. „Then it’s up to us to find out about that outer door right now. I’ve got to get outside some way and we’ll just have to take chances. “ He grabbed the lone suit from its place in the cupboard, threw it over his shoulder and led the way into the long corridor that ran down the side of the room. He passed closed doors behind whose airtight barriers were what once had been passenger quarters but which were now merely cavities, open to space. At the end of the corridor was the tight-fitting door of Airlock 5.

I was an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine; I had published my first three books, and I was full of self-confidence. What’s more I had broken away from exclusive dependence on Astounding Science Fiction. New magazines had arisen to challenge its leadership, notably Galaxy, and also Fantasy and Science Fiction. ‘C-Chute’ appeared in Galaxy. So did the next two stories in the collection. (4) ‘The Martian Way’ represents my reaction to the McCarthy era, a time, in the early fifties, when Americans seemed to abandon their own history and become, in some cases, witch-hunters; in some cases, victims; and in most cases, cowards.

10), Anniversary’ was written to fulfill a request--that I write a story for the March, 1959, issue of Amazing Stories as a way of celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the March, 1939, issue, which had contained my first published story, ‘Marooned Off Vesta’, So (inevitably) I wrote a story dealing with the characters of ‘Marooned Off Vesta’ twenty years later. The magazine then ran both stories together, and I was sure someone would send me a letter saying that my writing was better in the first story, but no one did.

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