Kathleen Ann Goonan. Wilder Still, The Stars. (Reach for Infinity)

reachA lovely story from Goonan, which perfectly captures the theme of the anthology in looking at the long life of woman whose love for space starts in 1954 as a toddler taken to the Naval Academy in Washington DC. She looks back on this visit with her father, over a hundred years later, as she prepares to take the next step, her own very human decision, as humanity makes other decisions.

I’m puttting the story in the running for the Best SF Short Story Award 2014.

More from ‘Reach for Infinity’ here.

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