26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss

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"26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss"
AuthorKij Johnson
Published inAsimov's Science Fiction
Publication typeMagazine
Publication dateJuly 2008

"26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" is a fantasy short story by American writer Kij Johnson, published in 2008 on the American magazine Asimov's Science Fiction. It was 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 readers' award for best short story.

Plot summary[edit]

Aimee has bought a travelling monkey show, wherein 26 monkeys do a variety of tricks and then vanish. She tries to figure out how the vanishing happens.


  1. ^ "The LOCUS Index to SF Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2009-04-16.

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Preceded by
Theodora Goss
World Fantasy Award—Short Fiction winner
Succeeded by
Karen Joy Fowler