"The Love Song Of Laura Morrison" by Jerry Oltion
About the Author: Jerry Oltion has been a gardener, stone mason, carpenter, oilfield worker, forester, land surveyor, rock ‘n’ roll deejay, printer, proofreader, editor, publisher, computer consultant, movie extra, corporate secretary, magazine columnist, and garbage truck driver. For the last 35 years he has also been a writer, with 15 novels and over 150 stories published so far.
Lately he has become involved in amateur astronomy, building telescoes about as often as he writes stories. He now writes a regular column on amatuer telescope making for Sky and Telescope Magazine.
About the Audio: The story is read by Faith Gregory. Intro and outro are by Faith Gregory. The intro music is "Boom Boom Box," and the outro is "I Was Three," both by Ben Bunker.
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The story “The Love Song of Laura Morrison” is copyright 1987 by Jerry Oltion, and may not be duplicated outside the context of this publication without his permission.
“The Love Song of Laura Morrison” was first published in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact in 1987.
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This story contains space travel, including breach of vacuum seal resulting in harm.
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