Friday, January 30, 2009

Brian Plante's "The Astronaut" (short story, free)

A teenage boy is infatuated with an older married neighbor woman. In between, we keep getting minor updates on a manned ship's return journey to Mars. This could very well have been a non-genre story.

OK read, though nothing exceptional.

Fact sheet.

First published: Analog, May 2007.
Rating: B.
Download full text from publisher's site.
Nebula Awards 2008 preliminary nominee in short story category.