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First Flight

Author: 

Mary Robinette Kowal

A historical society wants footage of the first real flight by the Wright brothers. The only problem is, it doesn't exist. A new invention provides a solution: they can send someone back in time to capture the footage, but there's a catch. You can only go back in time as far as your birth day. And that is how Eleanor Louise Jackson comes to be sent back in time. To tell anymore risks ruining this delightful short story, which really shows how much a talented author can do with the form.

Favorite Thing: 
The main character
First Flight book cover
Book Length: 
Shortest
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
High
Categories: 
Disclosures: 
None