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Alternate Apollos [Kindle Edition]

Vaughan Stanger , Tony Hughes
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Alternate Apollos collects three previously published short stories on the theme of counterfactual moon-landing missions.

Rather than focus on the details of Apollo missions that never happened or turned out differently to those described in our history books, these stories attempt to show how the participants might have felt when recalling those momentous events many years later.

Alternate Apollos is dedicated to the brave men who really did fly to the Moon between 1969 and 1972. Twelve sets of boot-prints remain in place, testimony to events that actually occurred.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 103 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Vaughan Stanger; 1 edition (27 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ESJNFE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #370,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Until recently, Vaughan Stanger worked as a research manager at a British engineering company. From 1997 to 2011, he wrote science fiction and fantasy stories in his spare time, effectively setting himself homework. The results of this head-scratching were published in Nature Futures, Interzone, Postscripts, Daily Science Fiction and Music for Another World, to name but a few. Translations of his stories have appeared in Polish and Hebrew.

In January 2012 Vaughan became a full-time writer. Currently he's busy writing a hard SF novel (hard in both meanings of the word). The head-scratching has got worse if anything. There are also some new stories in the works, plus further e-book compilations of his previously published stories to come.

For more information about Vaughan's writing exploits, please visit his website: http:\\www.vaughanstanger.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read 2 Mar. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The Apollo period is my favourite so not surprisingly I really enjoyed these well written and intruiging short stories. Vaughan Stanger has demonstrated his impressive powers of imagination and talent for telling fascinating stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alternate Apollos 29 Feb. 2012
By JK09MAR
Format:Kindle Edition
Vaughan Stanger is a literary genius of the Science Fiction world, with is in depth knowledge of the inner workings of space, a thoughtful and gripping read. It shows the desire of the active mind. Who couldn't be impressed by his new short stories? The art work on the front by Tony Hughes - captures the moment. Excellent five stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Over the moon, Brian 31 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Amazon product description tells you what you're getting, so there's no need to elaborate on what this is.

So instead, let's point to how economical a writer Vaughan is, and how carefully he shapes his plots, so his stories are like little depth charges that deliver far more than writers who'd use two or three times the word count to tell the same tale.

All three stories here are gems, but I particularly cared for "Moon Flu". I thought I'd spotted the twist in the tail as I read it, but in fact there are two, and while I'd correctly spotted one of them, it was the secondary one - I hadn't anticipated the big one at all, and it's a doozy.

Highly recommended, and not only if you're a child of the Apollo era, though that will probably add layers of resonance. Disclosure: as noted in another review, I know the author, but if anything that makes me try harder to be even-handed in these comments. Come on Vaughan, you're not trying hard enough to make me critical!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff! 23 May 2012
By Marshall Payne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Vaughan Stanger offers three short, crisp space stories in Alternate Apollos. My favorite of the three is "Moon Flu," though "Sons of the Earth" and "Dying of the Light" rate high on my short fiction meter. Good stuff.
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