Keywords: nebula award 2005

Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms

Eileen Gunn

Year of publication: 2004

Coming to Terms by Eileen Gunn The life leaked out of the old man. He lay in bed for more than a month, in hospital and nursing home, in worlds of pain. He fought first for control of his death, then for control of his life once more. Toward the end he gave up his desire for control, as much as he was able. He still issued every visitor a list of tasks, but he knew he had no control over whether those tasks got done. So, painstakingly, he combed the thatch of the past. He returned to the old ...

Keywords: Nebula Award 2005