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Where did all the men go? When aliens make all men disappear from Earth, the women left behind struggle to rebuild the shattered human culture. Years later, private investigator Fay Hardaway is hired by a grieving mother to investigate the mysterious suicide of her daughter. The aliens take an interest in the case as well, as does a religious cult bent on breaking the aliens' stranglehold on Earth. Raymond Chandler meets Philip K. Dick in this Nebula Award finalist.

Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov's Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine's "On the Net" column. Publishers Weekly has called him "a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form".

Don't miss more great science-fiction stories by James Patrick Kelly.
(P) and ©2007 James Patrick Kelly

Critic Reviews

Nebula Finalist, Best Novelette, 2006

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