A father seizes a sudden opportunity to reach for the stars with his son. It’s a chance to leave behind the mundane (and the wife/mother), and the are amongst a large number of others who cram into a vessel that could take them out to the stars. However, the dream remains out of reach, and the distance between the father and son is not closed.
- Molly Gloss. The Visited Man. (Eclipse 3)
- Stephen Baxter. Earth III. (Asimovs June 2010)