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For Want of a Nail

A Novella by

"For Want of a Nail" is the 2011 Hugo-nominated story by award-winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal. This science-fiction short story explores the complex choices that an AI and her wrangler must make to solve a seemingly simple technical problem.

Also in this edition, is bonus material that includes author's notes as well as a look at the writing process. The original and unedited first draft of this story has a completely different plot. Read it and the brainstorming notes to get a peek into the creative process.

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May 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: "For Want of a Nail"
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Mary Robinette Kowal
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