A neat story in I-IIIIIIIIIIII sections, starting off with every parents’ nightmare – a child wandering off and getting lost. Except it’s Omega-Alpha-III, and the young daughter has gone into The Portal, and is very, very lost. In both time, and space, and self.
The parents are grief-stricken, and the child is… well, you’ll just have to read the story to find out what happens to the daughter herself.
More from this issue of Asimov’s here.