Monday, April 6, 2020

Rocket Man, by Louis Evans


(Alternate History) In a world where atmospheric problems made guided ICBMs impossible, a young missile pilot talks about his life at base waiting for the call to fly a nuclear missile to his death. (4,025 words; Time: 13m)

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"Rocket Man," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 286, published on by .

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Review: 2020.167 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Each of the individual stories has positive points to it. The narrator’s determination not to kill anyone is the one consistent thing in all of them.

Con: It’s essentially a series of “and then I woke up and it was all a dream” stories.

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