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January 2020 ISSUE

The Perfect Sail

“You’re dying,” the stranger told Chang. “To tell you the truth, you have less than a week left to live. I advise you to hasten your decision. If you remain here, you will surely dissolve into nothingness.” Suddenly, her Lu plummeted earthward at frightening speed.
Chang sat, stupefied. The stars and clouds howled as they zoomed [...]