Mar 03 2009
I got the news a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to wait until the official announcement: my short story “Snowball” has been accepted for the upcoming Footprints anthology from Hadley Rille Books. The pictures below is a concept cover, the final book may look different.
The theme of the anthology is summed up by Jay Lake, co-editor with Eric T. Reynolds: “Long after our species and all its works have turned to dust, the Moon landing sites will still show evidence of our time here on Earth. Imagine future explorers from among the stars interpreting that. The astronauts’ footprints should last longer than the fossils in the Olduvai Gorge have.” (–Jay Lake, ca. July 2008) My story isn’t nearly as far in the future as Homo habilis was in the past — and the Moon isn’t the only place the aliens find artifacts. I hope you enjoy the story, and I’m keen to see what my co-contributers did with the idea.
The book is due out this summer — with any luck in time for the 40th (40th!) anniversary of Armstrong and Aldrin’s Apollo 11 landing.