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“Civilization” by Vylar Kaftan

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Civilization is an ever-present piece to the puzzle of mankind. Where there is human life, there is civilization. The ideas and beliefs of every people group are different, but many times these radically different peoples end up in the same predicaments and making the same mistakes. History has a way of repeating itself time and time again. The cycle continues as mankind destroys only to rebuild, or fights only to make peace. However, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.


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About the Author
Vylar Kaftan's work has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and Asimov's. She won a Nebula Award and a Sidewise Award for her alternate history novella "The Weight of the Sunrise." Visit her online at
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