The Ghost Pit
|"The Ghost Pit"|
|Genre(s)||Science fiction short story|
|Published in||Asimov's Science Fiction|
|Publication date||July 2001|
"The Ghost Pit" is a science fiction short story published in 2001 by Stephen Baxter. It was nominated for the 2002 Hugo Award for Best Short Story as well as the 2002 Locus Award and 2002 Asimov's Reader Poll.
The story follows Raida, a young woman on a hunting expedition, who is teamed with her mother's old partner, L'Eesh. The two are investigating a large jovian planet for the presence of rare aliens known as Ghosts when their spacecraft is attacked and they crash land on one of the planet's moons. As they walk to the artificially constructed bridge that connects the two moons, Raida learns more about Ghosts, her mother and how much she can trust her partner.
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