Legions in Time

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"Legions in Time"
Author Michael Swanwick
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Asimov's Science Fiction
Publication date 2003

"Legions in Time" is a science fiction novelette by Michael Swanwick. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2004. The story was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of 2003 and in three other collections and anthologies.

Plot summary[edit]

A widow with the strange job of sitting in an empty office and guarding an empty closet, decides to take action and steps through—and falls into a cosmic, time-spanning adventure that ends with her becoming an entire organization spread throughout time with a goal of destroying the evil Empire of the Aftermen.

“Time criminals of the Dawn Era,” his voice thundered from a hidden speaker. “Listen and obey.” [1]

Sources, references, external links, quotations[edit]


  1. ^ Excerpt from story at Google Books