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A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star

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A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star

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Author: Kathleen Ann Goonan
Publisher: Tor.com Publishing, 2014
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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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"A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star", by Kathleen Ann Goonan, is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged because "girls don't do that." A novelette that's science fiction by association.

This novelette is included in the anthology Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018), edited by Irene Gallo.

Read the full story for free at Tor.com.


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