Author Topic: CoW Ep. 485: Simons, Far and Near  (Read 108 times)

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on: February 24, 2022, 01:45:24 AM
Cast of Wonders 485: Simons, Far and Near

• Author: Ana Gardner
• Narrator: Tanja Milojevic
• Host: Amy Brennan
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"Simons, Far and Near" is a Cast of Wonders original.

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Days after a solar hurricane fried Western Europe, nations across the world gathered their brightest grade-schoolers, and they launched us into space with promises of glory and cake.

Solar storms were worsening ahead of schedule, said government men in wrinkled suits, as they pulled us from our underground shelters and stuffed us into armored tanks. The exodus ships, forced to launch early, weren’t ready to sustain endless space travel. They’d need places to land, shelters for their thousands of passengers, far from our ever-deadlier sun.

And someone had to travel on ahead and build those shelters.


Tags:   Alexis Goble, Amy Brennan, Ana Gardner, colonization, endurance, engineering, fairy tales, friendship, isolation, Jeremy Carter, Kuiper Belt, Pluto, post-apocalypse, space travel, Tanja Milojevic, teen protagonist, young adult fiction