Deborah J. Ross began writing professionally in 1982 as Deborah Wheeler with Jaydium and Northlight, and short stories in Asimov’s, F&SF, Realms of Fantasy and Star Wars: Tales from Jabba’s Palace. Now under her birth name, Ross, she is continuing the Darkover series of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, as well as original work, including the fantasy trilogy The Seven-Petaled Shield. She is a member of Book View Café. She has lived in France, worked for a cardiologist, studied Hebrew, yoga and kung fu, and is active in the local Quaker community.
The Price of Silenceby Deborah J. Ross
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The crew of the spaceship Juno expected to find a fertile planet ready for colonization. Instead, they discovered a fiery grave and a space station filled with corpses. What had happened here? A natural disaster... or an alien weapon capable of destroying entire worlds? What were they willing to do, and what price were they willing to pay, to prevent another disaster?
Honorable Mention, Year’s Best SF, 2009.
This story originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April/May 2009
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