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Douglas Lain - The Last Apollo MissionIn keeping with the topic of the previous review, here is a short story by Douglas Lain (a 'postmodernist' writer, whatever that is), titled The Last Apollo Mission, and originally published in 2011 in Rudy Rucker's magnificent (and magnificently weird) Flurb Magazine.

 

What does it deal with, you ask? A failed writer working as a bookseller, hired by Stanley Kubrik to write the script to a film, in a way which was never done before; and ending up on the moon together with her boyfriend. Or is it a stage set in the basement of the collapsed World Trade Centre? I guess, in many way, the story deals with the permeability of reality, to rather startling effect. Ah, just go read it already, ok?

The picture is a photoshop from a moon-landing-denier website, which I shall not link...

 

Links: The Last Apollo Mission - Douglas Lain - Rudy Rucker - Flurb

 

 

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Doris Lessing – The Sirian Experiments

 

Somtow Sucharitul – Starship & Haiku

 

Peter Watts – Maelstrom

 

Liz Williams - Empire of Bones

 

Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

 

Aliette de Bodard – In the Vanishers’ Palace

 

Peter Watts - Blindsight

 

Sydney Padua - The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage


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Doris Lessing - Shikasta

 

Ian Sales – Adrift on the Sea of Rains

 

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