Elizabeth Bear. Margin of Survival. (The End Has Come, 2015)

theendhascomeBear had a singleton story in the second of this three volume trilogy, and has another in this volume, which also features a determined, resourceful lead character.

The story explores a desperate attempt to find food, in a post-event apocalypse that has left a woman, and her sister, in desperate straits, so desperate that she is willing to risk her life to get at some of the food stored in a heavily fortified encampment. And, as the story title suggests, there are fine margins…

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