"This is a love story, the last of a series of moments when we meet."
Dr. Saki Jones arrives at the colony planet New Mars to find that a mysterious plague has destroyed everyone who lived there—including her lifelove, M.J. To find out what happened, Saki must dig through layers of time, slowly revealing the past. The result is a bittersweet story of aliens and human exploration; mystery and memory; and, of course, love.
Includes a new, never-before-published story, "Flowers in the Chronicle," set in the same world.
"A haunting exploration of truth, stories, and love.”
—Tina Connolly, author of Ironskin
"Fascinating, intellectual, and emotionally moving."
"Caroline M. Yoachim is one of the most brilliant writers of short fiction today. The Archronology of Love"is another of her mini-masterpieces. Intricate ideas combine with a bittersweet story of loss, love, and acceptance, featuring memorable characters and gorgeous prose that burrows into your heart."
—Michael Damian Thomas, Hugo Award-winning editor of Uncanny Magazine
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caroline M. Yoachim is a prolific author of short stories, appearing in Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Uncanny, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed, among other places. She has been a finalist for the Hugo, World Fantasy, Locus, and multiple Nebula Awards. Yoachim’s debut short story collection, Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, came out with Fairwood Press in 2016.