While monitoring an Apollo reenactment test flight, space entrepreneur Christina Craft finds she’s flying with a madman and must resort to some creative survival tactics to save her family business–and her life.
An orphan raised by an android learns the true meaning of love when he is scheduled for destruction.
“A Measure of Love” by C. Stuart Hardwick — This great story was told beautifully and had real heart. That’s one of the highest compliments I can give. I will be adding it to my Short List for Best Short Story Hugo next year. ” – SFRevu
“A gentle, affecting, memorable story with a pitch perfect ending.” – Goodreads
A story about the Apollo Program and the Tsar Bomba. Two women unite across the iron curtain to save the world.
Rocket Stack Rank rates it four stars, calling it “meticulous and moving…quite an accomplishment…a Hugo Award worthy story.” Finland’s TPI Kirjat rates it “****+” higher than any other story published in 2017, of any length.
“Real and well-told…a great story. Well done!” – SFRevu
“A fabulous, inspirational and beautifully human story … it made me proud to be a woman!” – Diane Prokop
“Enough emotional punch to satisfy anyone…reads like a Heinlein story.” – Reader
Published in the July/August 2017 Issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
“Dreams of the Rocket Man” is a Jim Baen Memorial Award finalist and a Tangent Online Recommendation. A boy helps fulfill the dreams of a retired aerospace engineer and finds they lead in to his own.
“Hugo Worthy” – SFRevu
“Superb and moving” — Reader
“It’s not often that I’m moved to tears by a story about rocket science.” – Reader
“This story really reached me. It lives in the zone somewhere between Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine, Hickam’s Rocket Boys, and Heinlein’s Requiem… I felt myself pulled through time as a story that could have been set back in the 50s or 60s slowly moved forward… The effect was like the world expanding, and also growing brighter and less sepia…”
Published in the September, 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction & Fact.
“Luck of the Chieftain’s Arrow”. A primordial spirit, trapped in the world of man, must come to grips with time, love and loss. This story is a Tangent Online recommendation.
“everything I want in a short story: the history of humankind; masterful descriptive language; a love of the world, its sadness, ignorance and aching poignancy; adventure and misadventure; promises (or at least potentialities); and surprising turns…I would change not a ghost. ” – reader review.