Sunday, June 7, 2009

BTAP #27: Six Bullets for John Carter by Chad Eagleton

He stares at the reflection of his bandaged face in the piss-colored glow of polished metal above the dingy sink. He stares only a moment before stepping away from the mirror to the grimy porthole where Mars glowers like an angry red eye.

The planet doesn't look happy to see him. But does the planet ever look happy? Even after all these decades since colonization, all the chemicals injected into the atmosphere, all the engineered flora, and all the construction, the red has never gone away. It always seeps through like blood on a bandage. For the rest of Chad Eagleton's thrilling sci-fi adventure, click here.

Next: Paul Brazill's "Tut"

Soon: "Nothing You Can Do" by Jason Hunt