The Cartography of Sudden Death
by Charlie Jane Anders
Edited by Patrick Nielsen
Cover Artist: Richard Anderson
Review by Sam Tomaino
Tor.com Online Story
Date: 29 January 2014
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"The Cartography of Sudden Death" by Charlie Jane Anders -+- Ythna has served the Beldame since she was a little girl. When the Beldame dies at the moment of her greatest triumph, she is stunned. She sees a mysterious woman and thinks she is connected to the Beldame's death. She is not. She is a time-traveler who can only travel to a certain time when someone unexpectedly dies and that death affects many people.