Lambing Season

Lambing Season

Infobox short story
name = Lambing Season
author = Molly Gloss
country = United States
language = English
series =
genre = Science fiction
published_in = Asimov's Science Fiction
publication_type = Magazine
pub_date = July 2002

"Lambing Season" is a science fiction short story published in 2002 by Molly Gloss. It was nominated for the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Short Story as well as the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. [ [ The LOCUS Index to SF Awards] ]

Plot summary

The story follows Delia, a woman who enjoys the solitude of herding sheep each summer. Along with her two dogs and flock of sheep she relishes the natural beauty, silence and long walks that come as part of her job. After one particularly trying evening, she sees a green and yellow flash arc across the sky. She goes to investigate and finds that an alien spaceship has landed on Earth.


External links

* [ Lambing Season at] - short story reviews and resources.

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