Our Cosmonauts Are Dying

A review for Cosmonauts? Oh my!

Francis James Franklin (Alina Meridon)

Cover of Anneque G. Malchien's Our Cosmonauts Are Dying

Anneque G. Malchien’s Our Cosmonauts Are Dying, published 2013, is a short story with astonishing depth. Once I started, I didn’t want to put it down, and it’s a long time now since I found a story like that. It’s intelligent, detailed and emotional – science fiction that is believable and insightful.

This is an end-of-the-world story, an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Echoes of Armageddon and a hundred other such films, always fun to watch; also When Worlds Collide. Or, on the subject of books, there are echoes of Stephen Baxter’s Ark, for example. But of course this is a short story, not an epic. The protagonist is a Swedish scientist, not an all-American hero like Bruce Willis.

This made me laugh:

The guy thrusts a hand in Johnson’s direction. “See? He agrees! This asteroid is God’s divine message that we have sinned, we…

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About Anneque D. Machelle

Anneque "Dangerpus" Machelle (rhymes with ranger wuss) is a rebel and a rogue from way out west. Strictly banned from interactions with other human beings, she spends her days amongst molluscs, dogs and lizards, whom she counts as her closest friends.

Posted on October 28, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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