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Steven Mohan, Jr. has published scores of short stories in markets as diverse as INTERZONE, POLYPHONY, and PARADOX, as well as several DAW original anthologies. His short fiction has won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION and THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR.
March Winds Publishing
on Sep. 18, 2011 :
Jose Santiago wants to get back to the love of his life, but it's not easy, as he's somewhere out in the middle of nowhere in space.
Jose gets a chance to make more money than he's even dreamed of, by staking claim to a certain something within a gigangic comet; the corporation he works for is sure to pay him a boatload of money. Can he get to the gigantic comet before his craft runs of fuel, ?
What I liked about this story was that you get some personal insight into Jose's situation, especially his feelings for his Significant Other. You might not shed a tear, but you *will* feel sorry for Jose's lot in life, the fact that he can't get together with his S.O. unless he gets really lucky.
Jose *does* get lucky - and gets back at the corporation in the delicious ending.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)