Finisterra (novelette)

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"Finisterra"
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Author David Moles
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novelette
Published in Fantasy & Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date December 2007

"Finisterra" is a science fiction novelette published in 2007 by David Moles. It won the 2008 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award,[1] and was nominated for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[2]

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The story follows Bianca Nazario, an aeronautical engineer who grew up on Earth as a minority Christian living under an Islamic government. After her parents die and her brothers get married she takes a contract on the planet of Sky to help poachers kill Zaratanes - mountain sized beasts floating above the planet. Soon after arrival she witnesses the destruction of a Zaratan, as well as the brutality of her employer, and must decide whether to truly help the poachers or not.

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