Looks like I’m not the only person turning out science fiction based on Laika, the 1950s era Soviet space dog. I came across a short sci-fi horror movie this evening entitled “Laika:”
“Fleeing from a catastrophic accident aboard the International Space Station, a lone Cosmonaut faces a haunting spectre from his country’s past. But is it all just in his mind?”
Former Brookline Poet Laureate and fellow Bagel Bards member Zvi Sesling reviews my short story anthology, A Home for Laika and Other Tails on the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene at: http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-home-for-laika-and-other-tails-by.html.
I guess it’s official when you see your book posted up on Amazon: A Home for Laika and Other Tails is now available in print and Kindle!
I’m holding the book proof for my new short story anthology, “A Home For Laika and Other Tails” (sic) from Big Table Publishing, coming soon to Amazon and other online stores.
Robin Stratton from Big Table Publishing solicited this fabulous blurb for my upcoming chapbook, A Home for Laika and Other Tails“:
“The thirteen charming and funny stories in Phillip Temples’ collection show us that we humans have much in common with our best friend, the dog. We find stories of canine treachery, jealousy and prejudice as well as cunning and bravery. This timeless collection follows the history of man/dog relations from the days of cave-dwellers to space travel and teaches us important lessons about our pets and ourselves. I highly recommend this book for anyone from 6 to 100 years old (and for dogs of all ages).” –John Cuetara, Mixed Messages & Away with Words
Coming in the fall of 2021, from Big Table Publishing: A Home for Laika and Other Tails is a chapbook collection of thirteen stories featuring mankind’s faithful, but often-times annoying four-legged canine companions.
Some of these stories have appeared in: Boston Literary Magazine, Ariel Chart: International Literary Journal; and Potluck.