Established short fiction writer Daniel Bennett makes his NewCon Press debut with this, the fourth volume in our NP Novella series: an intriguing SF adventure set in a dystopian near future.
Thirty years ago, Joan Kaminsky disappeared during a test flight of an experimental spacecraft powered by alien technology. Now, the glowing figure of Joan has begun to appear in the skies above East City, becoming a focus for the anti-tech cults that wage war beyond the city walls.
After abandoning the city and relocating to the badlands, Bart, a scientist who knew Joan and had worked on the experimental space programme, determines to solve the mystery of what happened, convinced that her manifestations are not random. When a young woman, Cal, arrives on his doorstep following an attack on a nearby organ farm, Bart has no idea of the danger she represents, nor that the encounter will bring him closer to solving the puzzle of the missing astronaut and her enigmatic reappearances.
“I really liked this one... Requiem For An Astronaut is a pleasing, easy read with odd, poetic moments that will make you smile... highly recommended.” – SFCrowsnest
“Bennett conjures up an entirely convincing world and plunges the reader into its heart. This novella is an exceptionally accomplished piece of writing, compelling and memorable.” – Amazon reviewer
Available as an A5 paperback, a limited edition hardback signed by the author, limited to just 60 copies, and in Kindle format