26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss

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"26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss"
Author Kij Johnson
Language English
Genre(s) Fantasy short story
Published in Asimov's Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date July 2008

"26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" is a fantasy short story by Kij Johnson, published in 2008 on the American magazine Asimov's Science Fiction. It has been nominated for the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[1] It won the 2009 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction and the Asimov's reader's award for best short story.

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The story is about a woman who buys a travelling monkey show and then tries to figure out how the monkeys really disappear.


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