Recent Alphan Publication: “Tethered” by Haris Durrani

By | May 9, 2013

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Haris Durrani (2009), whose novelette “Tethered” appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Analog!

Haris describes the story as follows: “In the near future, the intricacies of economic competition, political conflict, and mathematical inevitability have clogged Earth orbit with artificial debris, rendering space ‘an impassible frontier.’ Charlie and Kalima are two of a handful of ‘garbage men’ paid by Kradys, Inc. under a U.N. mandate to clear junk out of orbit. When their employer assigns them an unusually hasty mission to dispose of a defunct satellite hovering high above South Asia, the couple begin to suspect that there is far more at stake than next week’s paycheck.”

You can get the magazine on Analog’s website, and a full list of Alpha graduates’ publications and awards is here.