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Featured September 11, 2020



James Van Pelt

The Family Rocket

Published Aug 30, 2020 · 2,319 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 594 views

Science Fiction Romance marriage childhood Mars junkyard space flight father

As a child, Lorenzo’s father took him and his siblings on a fantastic trip to Mars—or so the story goes. But what if none of it happened at all? In this creative sequel to Ray Bradbury’s “The Rocket,” James Van Pelt imagines what happens when credulous children grow into skeptical adults.

Van Pelt has been nominated for the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, Pushcart Prize, and more. His limited-edition hardcover short story collection, THE BEST OF JAMES VAN PELT, is now available for preorder from Fairwood Press.