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Exposures (1981) [Short Story]
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Scientists have lives outside their daily struggles with statistics, hypotheses, and theories. They, like everyone else, find mundanity in their daily existence, slogging through long hours of hard labor, juggling family and work responsibilities in an attampt to keep themselves ordered and sane. But for one scientist, an amazing realization that could change the course of humanity, all centered around a few simple telescope pictures he nearly throws away, may affect the descendants of humanity in apocalyptic ways. But despite this, life continues as before...

Published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 6, 1981. Reprinted in:

  • In Alien Flesh, Tor 1986
  • The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
  • The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
  • The Road to Science Fiction #4, ed. James Gunn, White Wolf 1997

Original title: Exposures
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien Beings

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     In Alien Flesh (1986) [Collection]
      Author: Gregory Benford
     Norton Book of Science Fiction, the (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: Marion Zimmer Bradley , Ursula K. Le Guin , Roger Zelazny , Orson Scott Card , Philip K. Dick , William Gibson , Harlan Ellison , Octavia E. Butler , Frederik Pohl , Samuel R. Delany , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Barry N. Malzberg , Bruce Sterling , Kim Stanley Robinson , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Pat Cadigan , John Varley , James Tiptree, Jr. , Clifford D. Simak , Joe Haldeman , Fritz Leiber , Damon Knight , Nancy Kress , Pat Murphy , Vonda N. McIntyre , Mike Resnick , Robert Sheckley , Robert Silverberg , Michael Swanwick , Theodore Sturgeon , Lewis Shiner , Margaret Atwood , Avram Davidson , John Kessel , Howard Waldrop , Gene Wolfe , Connie Willis , Ed Bryant , Karen Joy Fowler , Michael Bishop , Joanna Russ , Lisa Goldstein , James Patrick Kelly , Kate Wilhelm , David R. Bunch , Pamela Sargent , R. A. Lafferty , Candas Jane Dorsey , John Crowley , Carol Emshwiller , Sonya Dorman , Michael Blumlein , Michael Coney , Katherine MacLean , James H. Schmitz , Eileen Gunn , Andrew Weiner , Eleanor Arnason , Molly Gloss , Suzette Haden Elgin , Zenna Henderson , Phyllis Gotlieb , Paul Preuss , Diane Glancy
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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