Nebula Awards Best Novella (nominee)
The remote future.

A giant starship wanders the empty regions far outside the Milky Way. Many species are on board, including the final survivors of humanity. Sarrie is human and a gifted translator. And she will be instrumental in the investigation of a seemingly obscure ice-bound world.

"By any measure, the Web was a vast ship. Even small habitats were huge, particularly when you are a young girl, wonderstruck at every turn. Sarrie was born inside one of the oldest human habitats, specifically in a village of farmers, hunters, and shop clerks. From her playroom could see the length of the habitat -- a diamond-hulled cylinder spinning for mock-gravity, not especially large but substantial enough to hold a few rugged mountains and a stormy little sea. It was a perfect home for fledgling genius. Sarrie's foster parents were gently brilliant and happily joined shopkeepers who weren't too smart or happy to ignore their carefully tailored daughter. From the instant of conception, the girl's development was monitored and adjusted, reappraised and readjusted, her proven genetics enriched by the peaceful village, an alignment of gloved forces steadily nudging her toward the ultimate goal: Voice."

Robert Reed has published several hundred science fiction stories. His novella, "A Billion Eves," won the Hugo Award in 2007. "Chrysalis" was nominated for the Nebula Award.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Title: Chrysalis: A Nebula nominated story
Author(s): Robert Reed
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