Tuesday, December 22, 2009

PS Publishing reprints Patrick O’Leary’s 2002 short story “The Me After the Rock”

The Black Heart (2009), a new collection of short stories written by American SF/Fantasy author Patrick O’Leary and published by UK-based PS Publishing, includes his 2002 short story “The Me After the Rock,” which was originally published in the anthology Mars Probes (2002).

According to a recent review essay by fellow author James Lovegrove published in the Financial Times, “The Me After the Rock” is about “a dialogue between two quarantined astronauts who’ve returned from a mission to Mars where something went badly wrong. We’re given only teasing glimpses as to the nature of the mishap. However, the revelation that we are reading a transcript of their conversation is a chilling clue.”

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