Rocket Ship to Hell
by Jeffrey Ford
Edited by Ann VanderMeer.
Cover Artist: Dave Palumbo
Review by Sam Tomaino
Date: 29 July 2013
Links: Rocket Ship to Hell / Tor.com /
Every month, Tor posts stories on their website (see link at top of this article), excerpts from novels, comics and articles. They are free so I recommend you check them out. Each new story will be reviewed separately. This was posted on July 20, 2013.
"Rocket Ship to Hell" by Jeffrey Ford -- Our narrator (who might as well be Ford himself) relates something that happened to him at the Millennium Philcon in 2001. He was in a bar with just him and the lady bartender when "an old, heavyset guy in a floppy brown suit and white shirt, yellow tie loosened to the point of uselessness, comes in and introduces himself as Cole Werber, a science fiction writer who had published a bunch of short stories and a novel you can't find anywhere" called Rocket Ship to Hell.
Then he tells then the story behind that. More I won't say except that this was one heck of a good read