Androids steered past glaciers, carrying algae fuel through the icy Northwest Passage. They waved at passing cryogenic transport ships.

China’s icebreaker Xue Long set off on the 20th of July to attempt the country’s first navigation of the Northwest Passage. As global warming continues to cause ice retreat in the passage, the likelihood of it becoming accessible as a route of transport is increasing. D. A. Xiaolin Spires writes inspired by this voyage, employing Androids impervious to the cold as the perfect sailors for this route, famous in this universe for its scattering of cryogenic transport ships. // Alex Massey

//D.A. Xiaolin Spires blinks to digest food. Work in Clarkesworld, Retro Future and Analog. @spireswriter daxiaolinspires.wordpress.com//

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