| December 2007|
| Science fiction novelette|
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Tideline, Twenty Epics, All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
Hugo Award for Best Novelette
"Finisterra" is a science fiction novelette published in 2007 by David Moles. It won the 2008 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and was nominated for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.
Finisterra (novelette) Wikipedia
The story follows Bianca Nazario, an aeronautical engineer who grew up on Earth as a minority Christian living under an Islamic government. After her parents die and her brothers get married she takes a contract on the planet of Sky to help poachers kill Zaratanes - mountain sized beasts floating above the planet. Soon after arrival she witnesses the destruction of a Zaratan, as well as the brutality of her employer, and must decide whether to truly help the poachers or not.