Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration – Marilee Dahlman

MISSION & HOURS The purpose of the Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration is to preserve and display extraterrestrial art and material of incredible cultural importance: the Mars Frescoes and Earth’s largest collection of MarsBlood. Monday-Saturday except holidays 10am-5pm (security considerations may change hours) Timed Entry Only; Self-Guided Tours No Longer Permitted Gift shop closed until further notice. GUIDE TO THE MUSEUM Welcome! Rest assured that your safety is our top priority. Thank you for …

A question for Marilee Dahlman

Q: What kind of pieces are the most fun to write (action, lyrical, etc.)?

A: If the piece is fun to write, hopefully it will be fun to read! I enjoy writing stories where ‘stuff happens,’ preferably action that’s in some way funny or disturbing. I like flawed characters making poor life choices. Strange situations we’ve never actually experienced but can all relate to. Of course, stories where people wear dark capes or cloaks are always fun to write. When I hear ‘lyrical,’ I think poetry. I enjoy reading it, but haven’t been brave enough to tackle writing poetry myself. Maybe someday when I’ve run out of ideas for stories about Mars.


Marilee Dahlman’s story “Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration
in Metaphorosis Friday, 21 June 2019.
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About Marilee Dahlman

Marilee grew up in the Midwest and studied English at the University of Minnesota. She spent ten years studying and practicing law in New York. She currently lives in Washington, DC, and when she’s not working or writing, she’s hiking, cooking soups from scratch, or seeing movies the old-fashioned way—in the theater.


Marilee Dahlman’s story “Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration
in Metaphorosis Friday, 21 June 2019.
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June 2019

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Country Whispers — Matthew Amundsen
  • The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt — Pablo Valcárcel
  • Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration — Marilee Dahlman
  • The Girls Who Come Back Are Made of Metal and Glass — L’Erin Ogle

Cover art by Danos Philopolous.

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