It is a fact of history that when Neil Armstrong set Apollo 11 down on the moon he was running dangerously low on fuel. This Pushcart Prize-nominated story recounts an alternate history in which the lunar module crashed and man's journey to the moon ended not in triumph - but tragedy. A decade later, a pair of astronauts finally return to the moon.
And what they'll find is something no one expects.
About the author: Steven Mohan, Jr. has published scores of short stories in markets as diverse as Interzone, Polyphony, and Paradox, as well as several DAW original anthologies. His short fiction has won honorable mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
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Short and very timely given the recent passing.
It was timely ( Neil Armstrong having recently passed ) and very crafty in how history is only slighly recast to build the story .
The resolution of the plot. Hard to discuss it without giving it wawy, but worth the 30 minutes to listen.
Yes, although it sounded abit contrived at times.
Anyone alive during the Apollo missions should give this a listen.
- B. Warnsby