Toasted Cake 54: The Tides by Ken Liu

Toasted Cake 54! In which the Moon loves the Earth too much. 

(AND! In which we kick off the 2013 year of Toasted Cake!)

"When I was little," Dad says, softly chuckling, "the Moon was so small I thought I could put it in my pocket, like a coin." 

(First published right here at the ever-awesome Daily SF, Nov 1st, 2012) 

Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. His fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. He has won a Nebula, a Hugo, a World Fantasy Award, and a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the Sturgeon and the Locus Awards. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

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