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Short Fiction
was compiled from short stories published between 1953 and 1963 by
Algis Budrys.

This ebook was produced for
Standard Ebooks
Alex Cabal,
and is based on transcriptions produced between 2007 and 2020 by
Greg Weeks, David E. Brown, Stephen Blundell, Mary Meehan, Bruce Albrecht, and The Online Distributed Proofreading Team
Project Gutenberg
and on page scans from the
Internet Archive.

The cover page is adapted from
The Strengths of a Street,
a painting completed in 1911 by
Umberto Boccioni.
The cover and title pages feature the
League Spartan and Sorts Mill Goudy
typefaces created in 2014 and 2009 by
The League of Moveable Type.

The first edition of this ebook was released on
November 7, 2015, 9:40 p.m.
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