Title: Homesick at Space Camp
Author Name & Publisher: Francis Gideon (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date: February 24, 2016
The planet Zaffre is known for two things: blue sand deserts and the fact it’s number one in robots mechanics and AI software development. Eastyn Ptolemy, a human worker from Earth, patrols Zaffre’s main loading docks during his night shifts. Ever since coming to Zaffre with his sister, Genna, his life has been easier–but also far too quiet.
To break up the monotony on one of his shifts, Eastyn listens to the local radio station where DJ Milo does all-night requests. After many late nights spent with Milo on the phone, Eastyn realizes he is actually Milo Struthers, former guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Lightning Years. Only now, after a bad accident, Milo has been reduced to a sophisticated AI that runs the radio station, struggling for a proper body and autonomy…
Francis Gideon is an editor and writer. He has appeared in Microscenes, Gay Flash Fiction, and JMS Books. He lives in Canada.