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This unusual tale from pulp master Clark Ashton Smith comes to life with the storytelling of narrator Will Hahn. In an impossibly-far flung future, lovers must part as one boards a rocket on a hopeless mission to reignite Earth's dormant sun. Can the first-time astronaut succeed and bring life back to the planet and his subterranean lover, and at what cost?

The text of this tale is drawn from The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger published by Night Shade Books and used with the kind permission of CASiana Literary Enterprises, the Literary Estate of Clark Ashton Smith.

Cover design by Katharina Kolata, Independent Bookworm, using art by grandfailure, Depositphoto.

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Author: Clark Ashton Smith
Narrator: Will Hahn
Publisher: William L. Hahn
Run time: 26 minutes
Release Date: 04/12/2021