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Slow Birds (1983) [Short Story]
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On a low-tech, agrarian future Earth, slow moving metallic "birds" randomly pop out of nowhere, slowly float through the air, and, after a while, disappear. Except sometimes they blow up, vaporizing everything nearby, and leaving behind a giant circle of glass. If this goes on long enough, all the remaining land on Earth will eventually be glass.

First published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection.

Original title: Slow Birds
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionBleak Futures

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection, the (1984) [Anthology]
      Authors: George R. R. Martin , Dan Simmons , Tanith Lee , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Kim Stanley Robinson , Poul Anderson , Pat Cadigan , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Joe Haldeman , Pat Murphy , Robert Silverberg , Avram Davidson , John Kessel , Howard Waldrop , Gene Wolfe , Connie Willis , Ian Watson , Jack McDevitt , Jack Dann , R. A. Lafferty , Leigh Kennedy , Rand B. Lee

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