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Alternative title: The Last Citizen
Issue Details: First known date: 1957 1957
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When the Americans first land on Mars they discover what they believe to be Martians only to find out that they are the offspring of two Russian cosmonauts. Survivors (briefly) of an unpublicised Russian expedition to the red planet, they were standed there when the government crumbled shortly after the Mars expedition failed to return.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Nebula Science Fiction no. 24 September 1957 Z1854770 1957 periodical issue 1957 pg. 48-56
  • Appears in:
    y Amazing Science Fiction vol. 32 no. 4 April 1958 Z1854764 1958 periodical issue science fiction 1958 pg. 17-25
    Note: Published as The Last Citizen.
  • Appears in:
    y Thrilling Science Fiction no. 28 December 1972 Z1825763 1972 periodical issue science fiction 1972 pg. 121-129
    Note: Published as The Last Citizen.
  • Appears in:
    y From Sea to Shining Star A. Bertram Chandler , Fyshwick : Dreamstone , 1990 Z309117 1990 selected work short story science fiction

    This collection of thirty Chandler stories spans his entire career. Many of the stories, which were only available in hard-to-find magazines, are accompanied by illustrations.

    In a review of the collection published in Eidolon 4 (March 1991), Leigh Edmonds writes, 'The stories fall into two sections, as the title suggests. The first third or so of the collection, "From Sea . . .", contains stories set mainly on this planet, while the second two thirds. . . To Shining Star", are space-faring stories. A great many of the stories are really, however, seafaring ones with all the lore of the sea and Chandler's experience in the merchant marine finding expression. Some stories deal directly with the experience of travelling at sea or in space, others tell stories about the people who travel, either on their journeys or once they arrive'.

    Source: Eidolon ('From Sea to Shining Star').

    Fyshwick : Dreamstone , 1990
    pg. 135-141

Works about this Work

Russia and the Writer A. Bertram Chandler , 1974 single work essay
— Appears in: Philosophical Gas , March no. 27 1974; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

In the wake of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's expulsion from Russia in 1974, Chandler recalls some of his experiences with the country and its people, and in particular the response to several of his stories.

Russia and the Writer A. Bertram Chandler , 1974 single work essay
— Appears in: Philosophical Gas , March no. 27 1974; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

In the wake of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's expulsion from Russia in 1974, Chandler recalls some of his experiences with the country and its people, and in particular the response to several of his stories.

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