Congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007), whose short story “Cronus and the Ships” appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Analog:
In their naïveté the race of men had considered the silence of the cosmos and seen a cradle, rather than a grave. The ships of man had found the truth—raced light and centuries to warn each other, and rally, star by star, a defense. The galaxy was not fallow. It was hunted dry.