Featuring twenty to thirty authors in each issue, NANO Fiction has roots that draw from Aesop’s Fables and Zen Koans. Notable practitioners of this prose form include Lydia Davis, Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Naguib Mahfouz, and Linor Goralik, among others.
This issue of NANO Fiction features works by: Edgar Omar Avilés, Ken Baumann, Mark Blickley, Randall Brown,Blake Butler, Kim Chinquee, Rebecca Cross, Ryan Dilbert, Jenny Ferguson, Brian Foley, Jeff Foster, David Galef, Katherine Grosjean, Annalynn Hammond, Steve Himmer, Jamie Iredell, Toshiya Kamei, Sean Kilpatrick, J.T. Ledbetter, Kendra Grant Malone, Devin Murphy, Josh Olsen, Anthony Opal, Matthew Savoca, Peter Schwartz, Daniel Spinks, Bob Thurber, James R. Tomlinson, Raymond Uhlir, and Thad DeVassie.
The first man to orbit the earth?
Yuri Gagarin? Officially, yes, but the truth is revealed exclusively in this book.
Who was the first man to walk on the surface of the moon? Neil Armstrong? Officially, yes but again the answer lies solely within this book.
The book follows the life of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, the architect of the Soviet Union's space program from the 1930's through the 1960's. His existence also a well kept Soviet military secret. Arrested, tried and convicted of sedition, he spent years imprisoned, including time in a gulag in Siberia. His team put the first Satellite, Sputnik into space, followed in rapid succession by the first dog and the first man. They also put the first man on the moon. How that was achieved and why it was kept secret is set out in this incredible adventure.
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