Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Allen M Steele's "The Emperor of Mars" (novelette, free): A man copes with tragedy by escaping into fantasy

It's occasionally humorous & generally quite readable story of young man on a Martian colony who's had to face extreme loss back on earth. He will escape into Martian science fiction & get hallucinations where he's the Emperor of a declining martian empire...

Fact sheet.

First published: Asimov's, June 2010.
Download full text from author's site.
Rating: B.
Nominated for Hugo Award 2011 in novelette category.