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The Walk Up Nameless Ridge

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The Walk Up Nameless Ridge

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Author: Hugh Howey
Publisher: Lightspeed Magazine, 2017
Original English publication, 2012

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
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On planet Eno, there stands a mountain that has never been summited. Many have tried. All have failed.

This climbing season finds three teams making their bid up this murderous peak. And one man among them will discover these ugly truths: There are fates worse than death. There are fates worse than obscurity. To be remembered forever can be its own curse.

This short story originally appeared in 2012 and was reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine, October 2017. It can also be found in the collection Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories (2017).

Read the full story for free at Lightspeed.


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