Elizabeth Bear. The Bone War. (Fantasy and Science Fiction Sept/Oct 2015)

fsf150910A story featuring Bijou the Artificier, who, the introduction tells us, has appeared in a couple of Bear novels.

Here her ability to animate skeletons is called upon by academia, who have a dinosaur fossil. A complete one. A very, very big one.

There are academic differences of opinion over exactly how the bones fit together, and how the beast would have lived and walked when alive. How can she resolve the differences? She will need to be light on her feet.

More from this issue here.

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