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by David Bartell

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Cavernauts” copyright 2011 David Bartell


Cavernauts” was originally published as the lead story in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, March 2009, with an illustration by the incomparable Vincent Di Fate. The tagline was “Rationality is one of our most characteristic traits - but not the only one.”

An accompanying article for “The Science Behind the Story” was published on the Analog web site, This article is provided following the story. A Russian translation of CAVERNAUTS has appeared in the Russian SF magazine ESLI. Much more information at:

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