Don D’Ammassa. No Distance Too Great. (Asimovs Oct/Nov 2010).

An interesting and affecting look at bereavement, through the lens of hyperspace.

D’Ammassa posits a hyperspace that is crossed not in an instant, but over a period of hours, with the spaceship rolling along a terrain that is ever-changing, and partly influenced by the emotional state of the passengers.

The protagonist is a widower, hiding the depth of his emotional sufering quite well to his fellow passengers, and crew, but not to hyperspace itself, which reacts to his emotional state and threatens a successful transition.

The loss felt by the widower is effectively portrayed, and the ending just about manages to avoid being too schmalty.

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