Vylar Kaftan. Last Hunt. (Asimovs September 2015)

asimovs1509Two cousins are out in a snowy wilderness. One is channelling the spirit of their grandfather and s/he is sipiniq, and unless s/he becomes a shaman, must become a woman and a bearer of children. Cousin Tatigaq lacks isuma, neither maturity nor judgment.

When a star descends from the night sky, it brings someone/thing, and Little Grandfather must make a decision.

A quick glimpse at an interesting way of life.

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