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‘Transit Of Earth’ by Arthur C. Clarke

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A man sits on Mars, waiting to die and watching the transit of Earth. As Hartwell notes in his introduction, this sort of dying astronaut story is more associated with Ballard than Clarke. However, he pulls this mood piece off nicely.

Quality: ***
Hardness: **

Written by Martin

13 May 2010 at 09:51

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