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Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories (2010) [Collection]
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"Recovering Apollo 8," a Sidewise Award winner for Best Alternate History and a Hugo Award finalist, examines a very near-future where Apollo 8 would float forever in the darkness of space; far from ending the space program, this propelled it and spade-faring became almost routine. An eight-year-old at the time of the loss, a wealthy pioneer of this space age devotes his life to recovering the capsule and the three lost astronauts. A companion short story also shows inspiration from Apollo 8 in "The Taste of Miracles." In "The Strangeness of the Day," winner of France’s Fantasy Award: Le Prix Imaginales 2003, a shy, successful lawyer is hired by a near immortal to battle a witch to save his love. Dying to the sound of banjo music—that’s how it’s done with Death’s helper in "Substitutions." An alternate history of the death of J Edgar Hoover, and dark secrets about the man, is related in "G-Men." A large pile of bones is discovered at a renovation of a resort, which do not seem to be human or animal; what secret lies hidden in "The End of the World"? If you could peek into the past at any day, why would it be "June Sixteenth at Anna’s"? Suicide bombings are taken to a new, horrifying level, with the bombers chosen at birth in "Craters." The collection finishes with a 22,000-word novella where salvaging a 5000-year-old spaceship is neither easy nor without dangers, as a crew finds out in "Diving into the Wreck."


  • Recovering Apollo 8
  • The Taste of Miracles
  • The Strangeness of the Day
  • Substitutions
  • G-Men
  • The End of the World
  • June Sixteenth at Anna’s
  • Craters
  • Diving into the Wreck

Original title: Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Craters (2007) [Short Story]
      Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
     Recovering Apollo 8 (2007) [Novella]
      Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories (2010)
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Language: English

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Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories (May 2010)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Urbana, IL
Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
ISBN: 9781930846623
Notes: Golde Gryphon Book #59

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