Funded by the National Science Foundation, Launch Pad, a week-long workshop in astronomy, is underway in Laramie, Wyoming.
When Miyole’s ship is attacked by pirates, she and a fiery girl named Cassia embark on a mission to rescue Cassia’s abducted brother. Along the way, they fall in love, and the course of Miyole’s life changes forever.
Lou Antonelli is a modern speculative fiction author with classic sensibilities, honed by a long career as a newspaperman. His short story “Great White Ship” was a 2013 finalist for the Sidewise Award. He’s had 81 short stories published since 2003.