Pluto!

by Brenda W. Clough

plutoListen — you hear that thumping sound? It is the sound of the hearts of science fiction writers around the world, as they beat a little faster. We are going to see Pluto!

This morning as I left for work there was a Scott lawn care truck parked across the street, as there often is. All the windows were ground down and it was blasting out radio. Usually this is salsa or rap. But as I backed out of my driveway I heard it. It was live radio feed of the Pluto approach. All the lawn care guys are keeping up with their astronomy!

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About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.

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