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By Bruce Sterling

Written through the writer of "Involution Ocean", "The synthetic Kid", "Islands within the Net" and the editor of "Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology", it is a number of brief technological know-how fiction tales.

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How each had wrapped one fist around his other thumb and pummeled Rampion with both hands joined. Even when the girl began to sob, they did not stop, and afterward her slender arms had been riddled with ugly scratches and bruises. The tower did little to comfort Rampion, though the shock of it stopped her tears. Jutting from the undergrowth at a slight angle, it no longer belonged to a castle but stood by itself, a crumbling ruin pointing halfheartedly at the sky. Even Tabby was dispirited as they neared the place, wondering if it could ever be made habitable.

He had begun work on the chest, his hands moving so expertly with the fittings, he hardly needed to look at all. " He raised his eyes to me, and if I saw no fondness there, his expression was at least kind. "We shall take the morning off, boy. " "I am afraid I would only slow you down, Pater," I said, ashamed. " I hated the reedy way my voice rose at the end of the question, the way my eyes avoided his. He barely hesitated. "No need," he told me, waving my concern away with his thick, corded arm.

For it was not the actual coming down—the crisp, almost smug way her toes found the ground—that bothered Tabby. " Tabby never thought of herself as a witch, nor had her adoptive sisters ever used the word. They called themselves Wise Women, and she knew no way but theirs. The coven had taken her in as a babe, had given her love and a home and the sweet, wild joy of flight. That joy, they told her, was neither sorcery nor heritage. It was the gift of every woman who comes to her first blood when the moon is full.

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