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By Robert Charles Wilson

Tom wintry weather proposal the secluded cottage within the Pacific Northwest often is the excellent refuge—a position to nurse the injuries of misplaced love and happiness. yet Tom quickly discovers that his shelter is the portal of a tunnel via time. At one finish is the current. on the different end—New York urban, 1963.

His trip again to the early Nineteen Sixties turns out to provide him the opportunity to begin over in an easier, more secure global. yet he reveals that the tunnel holds a chance some distance more than whatever he left at the back of: a human killing laptop escaped from a bleak and brutal destiny, who will do whatever to guard the key passage that he suggestion was once his by myself. to maintain his worlds, earlier and current, Tom wintry weather needs to face the terrors of an unknown international to come.

From Robert Charles Wilson, the Hugo Award-winning writer of Spin, A Bridge of Years is a vintage technological know-how fiction tale of time-travel and human transformation.

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Analog technology Fiction and truth, December 2014, quantity CXXXIV No. 12
Trevor Quachri, editor
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Novelettes
"The Anomaly" by means of C. W. Johnson
"Humans First! " by way of Kyle Kirkland

Short Stories
"Dino Mate" by means of Rosemary Claire Smith
"Citizen of the Galaxy" via Evan Dicken
"Mammals" via David D. Levine
"Saboteur" through Ken Liu
"Twist of Coil" via Miki Dare
"Racing the Tide" by way of Craig DeLancey

Poems
"Crash" via John F. Keane

Science Fact
"Speared" by means of Tom Ligon, Stephanie Osborn, Arlan Andrews Sr

Departments
"Probability 0: All Too Human" through Paul Carlson
Guest Editorial: "A collection of Apocalypses" by means of Howard V. Hendrick
Alternate View: "Hacking the Genome Alphabet" via John G. Cramer
"Biolog: Rosemary Claire Smith" by means of Richard A. Lovettrtledove, Joe Haldeman and Ben Bova.

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The robot hunkered down beside him. "Time you told me things," Wilde said. "You said you made me. " "Cloned you from a cell," the machine said. "Grew you in a vat. " It hummed, remotely. " "I needed your help," said Jay-Dub. " Wilde looked at the machine for a long time, his face as inscrutable as the machine's blank surface. "You've already told me what you are," he said. "But who are you? The truth, this time. " "What I am," the machine said, so quietly that Wilde had to lean closer, his ear to a grille between its metal shells, "is a long and complex question.

Wilde took his breakfast to the edge of the quay and sat down, legs dangling, and slowly ate, looking all around. The robot hunkered down beside him. "Time you told me things," Wilde said. "You said you made me. " "Cloned you from a cell," the machine said. "Grew you in a vat. " It hummed, remotely. " "I needed your help," said Jay-Dub. " Wilde looked at the machine for a long time, his face as inscrutable as the machine's blank surface. "You've already told me what you are," he said. "But who are you?

Beautiful in a different way," I hastened to add. She gave a quirky smile to indicate that she was only pretending to misunderstand. "You didn't mention that you were a bridesmaid," I said. " I laughed, unsure what to make of this. "I like your dress," I said. She leaned closer and said in a gossiping whisper: "So do I. I dug in my heels to get one that I could wear again for parties, so after long discussions with Irene—that's the bride, went to school with her—we settled on this nice little Laura Ashley number.

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