A Walk in the Sun (short story)

"A Walk in the Sun" is a science fiction short story published in 1991 by American writer Geoffrey A. Landis. It won the 1992 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, the 1992 Asimov's Reader Poll Award and was nominated for the 1992 Locus Award.[1]

"A Walk in the Sun"
AuthorGeoffrey A. Landis
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)Science fiction
Published inAsimov's Science Fiction
Publication typeMagazine
Publication dateOctober 1991

Plot summary

The story follows Trish, the final survivor of a terrible crash landing on the moon. After regaining her senses, she contacts Earth and learns that it will be thirty days before a rescue mission can reach her. In the meantime, she depends on a wing-like solar panel to provide power to her suit's recycling facilities, and lunar night is approaching.

To stay alive, Trish has to keep walking continually in order to stay in the sunlight. Due to exhaustion and loneliness, she starts hallucinating that her elder sister Karen is with her, whose death some years earlier Trish has not yet fully coped with.


  1. ^ LOCUS Index to SF Awards Archived April 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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A Walk in the Sun

A Walk in the Sun may refer to:

A Walk in the Sun (1945 film), a 1945 World War II war film

A Walk in the Sun (1978 film), a 1978 Swedish drama film

"A Walk in the Sun" (short story), a 1991 science fiction short story by Geoffrey A. Landis

"A Walk in the Sun", song and album by Earl Robinson, written for the 1945 film

A Walk in the Sun (novel), a 1944 novel by Harry Brown, adapted for the 1945 film

List of science fiction short stories

This is a non-comprehensive list of short stories with significant science fiction elements.

Hugo Award for Best Short Story (1981–2000)

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