Short Stories

Episodes of the Argo
—R. A. Lafferty

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      "He, whoever he was, stirred out of a fitful sleep into a frozen and apprehensive fear of falling. He supposed that he was a man of the human sort, as he usually was when he woke up in such a turmoil. His stirring had caused him to slip another notch and to dislodge something more of whatever was holding him up. And whatever had woke him up was the whistling of a frozen substance falling, through the frozen air, to a very great distance down. He felt insecure, and he realized that most of what he had been lying on had now vanished into space."  —R. A. Lafferty
         · 1993 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Winner, Best Short Story

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