Friday, October 23, 2015

Orion, Rising, by Arlan Andrews, Sr.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, January/February 2015; ~1,000 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

Short-short. In 2024, a bunch of guys in a bar watch the first moon landing in decades, complaining that it's not different enough from the first landings.

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: It's amusing that private enterprise would build a moon colony but that Congress would persist in funding the Ares program anyway.

Con: Anyone who understands the real difficulty of space flight will find this absurd. Especially the time frame.

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