Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Short Fiction: “The Last Temptation of Katerina Savitskaya" by H. G. Stratmann

The Last Temptation of Katerina Savitskaya,” a new piece of short fiction by H. G. Stratmann, has been published in the September 2008 issue of Analog. A lengthy excerpt is posted on Analog's website.

According to SFRevu, the story “features Katerina Savitskaya and Martin Slayton, who first appeared in "The Paradise Project" in the November 2007 issue. The Russian and the American are alone on a Mars, terra-formed by a mysterious alien race. Katerina is a devout Russian Orthodox and Martin a very lapsed Catholic but they are in love and plan to marry when they return. But these mysterious aliens have something planned for them ...”

The Fix: Short Fiction Review provides a detailed summary but spoils the story.

H. G. Stratmann is Henry G. Stratmann, M.D., a cardiologist and science fiction author who has had both fiction and nonfiction pieces published in Analog. He will be a guest at Archon 32 in the St. Louis area in October.

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