Monday, May 25, 2009

A Rocket for the Republic

A newspaper editor interviews a centenarian on his 100th birthday and the old man opens up with a fantastic tale of a trip in a rocket ship during the days of the Texas frontier.

Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, September 2005

Honorable Mention, "The Year's Best Science Fiction, 23rd Annual Collection (2006)", St. Martin's Press - Gardner Dozois, editor.

Third Place, Short Stories, Asimov's Science Fiction Annual Readers' Poll (2006).