Congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007), whose story “Never Dreaming (In Four Burns)” appears in this month’s issue of Clarkesworld:
“I’m going to lose the ability to dream,” Nur Zaleha tells her best friend. “Then I’m going to die.”
In the vacuum of the test chamber, the plasma thruster ignites, a brilliant violet arc, silent, steady. Her beloved engine, her daughter. Alight.