Friday, November 28, 2008

The Last Man on Mars,” a Poem by John Nichols

Post-Thanksgiving Day thanks to the blog QuasarDragon for steering me to the October 2008 and last online issue of The Martian Wave, a SF zine dedicated to the exploration and colonization of space. Sadly, I was not aware of this publication and missed all of the previous issues!

In any case, this final online issue contains “The Last Man on Mars,” a poem by John Nichols. The first line, “We were six at first: Landis, Turzillo, Anson, Clarke, Lowell, and myself,” could refer to these Martian science fiction authors: Geoffrey A. Landis, Mary A. Turzillo, Robert Anson Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and Percival Lowell.

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