Feb 4, 2014
"Maria and the Pilgrim"—Published in Apex Magazine issue 57, February 2014.
Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/maria-and-the-pilgrim/
Rich Larson was born in West Africa, has studied in Rhode
Island, and at 21 now lives in Edmonton, Alberta. He was a finalist
for the 2013 Dell Award and received the 2012 Rannu Prize for
Writers of Speculative Fiction. In 2011 his cyberpunk novel
Devolution was a finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
His short work has since received honorable mention from Writers of
the Future and appears or is forthcoming in Lightspeed, DSF,
Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, AE and
many others, including anthologies Futuredaze and War Stories. His
self-published spec-fic can be found at
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