“Home Again” by Paul M Berger

IZ221 coverThe last of this issue’s job lot of Altered Fluid stories is the issue’s short-short, and rather more successful than “Spy vs Spy“. A girl, Julia, welcomes her merchant father home; he flies a thought-ship, a faster-than-light vessel whose navigation is dependent on its pilot accurately imagining its destination, to trade between star systems. It’s a neat concept, and a neat character study, and both come together (as they need to) in a stinging closing cadence.

2 thoughts on ““Home Again” by Paul M Berger

  1. Yes, I liked “Home Again” a lot. Neat concept, and as you say, it closes exactly as it has to.

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