Sarah Pinsker. Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea. (Lighstpeed Magazine #69, February 2016)

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Post-collapse – the rich have taken to ocean liners to distance themselves from what is happening in the towns and cities. Gabby, a musician who has been entertaining the rich and famous on a liner, has opted to take her chances back on the mainland and sets out on a lifeboat. Washed up ashore, barely alive, she has to strike up a relationship with a woman who is ekeing out a living scavenging from the sea, as both have to come to terms with the new realities and find inner strength.

A look at just how tenuous fame and wealth can be…

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