Carrie Vaughn. The Homecoming. (Asimovs July 2013)

asimovs1307Nice story from Vaughn. Major Wendy Daring is facing a difficult situation following a xeno-contact mission that has gone badly wrong, with the finger of blame pointing unfairly at her.

She is given the opportunity to take a break, and she she makes landfall on the planet where her sister, and what little family she has, are homesteading. The story revolves around Wendy coming to terms with planetary life, and having to make a decision as to where her future lies, and it’s handled well.

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