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“Ice” by Rich Larson

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Competition: it’s always existed between Sedgewick and his modded brother, Fletcher.
Sedgewick doesn’t know how to compete with someone designed to be perfect, but he wants to prove to his new group of friends that he is the superior sibling. When Sedgewick and Fletcher meet up with a group of boys in New Greenland, Sedgewick is determined to find his way into this cool crowd. They are all going to see the frostwhales break through the ice on top of the methane sea; the problem is Sedgewick and Fletcher didn’t realize how dangerous the sightseeing was going to be. Forced to outrun the giant breaching creatures, the group of boys sprint over the ice to safety. When Fletcher falls, Sedgewick has to be the hero…


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About the Author
Rich Larson was born in West Africa, has studied in Rhode Island and worked in Spain, and currently writes from Edmonton, Alberta. His speculative fiction has been nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Prize, featured on io9, and appears in numerous Year’s Best anthologies. He received the Dell Award and Rannu Prize for Writers of Speculative Fiction. His literary short work has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Journey Prize, and he was a semifinalist for the Norman Mailer Poetry Prize. In 2011 his novel Devolution was a finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Alongside writing, he enjoys soccer, basketball, foreign languages, travel, sketching, and pool.
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