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The Adventure of the Space Traveler

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"While repairing a communications dish outside the space station Triumph I, Arnold Barington inadvertently fired his rivet gun into a tank of pressurized gas. In the resulting explosion, Barington was thrown out like a dart into the vacuum of space at roughly five thousand feet per second. His heavy spacesuit withstood the force of the blast, and so he found himself, in a strictly immediate sense, unharmed. As he watched Triumph I rapidly diminish into a small, pale-white point in the distance, he greeted his predicament with a short grunt of embarrassment."

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Seth Fried's work has appeared in McSweeney's, One Story, Vice, and many others. His debut short story collection, The Great Frustration, was published in May 2011 by Soft Skull Press. He also writes a literary humor column for Tin House, Das Kolumne.


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June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Adventure of the Space Traveler (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading Book 2)
Author(s): Seth Fried
Publisher: Electric Literature
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