Full cover artwork for Solaris Rising. Copyright © 2011 Pye Parr
I haven’t read Watson’s story yet, but critic Lois Tilton of Locus Online calls it “A dizzying bit of craziness. A fun read” and provides the following synopsis:
The narrator and his astronaut companions were stranded on Mars by a malfunctioning ascent engine and had just radioed their final messages to Earth when a flying saucer landed to pick them up. And delivered them to a movie set in Spain where they attracted the attention of the crew, who is reluctant to credit their story. Conspiracy theories proliferate.