Jack Skillingstead. The Flow and Dream. (Asimovs, April/May 2011)

A memorable opening sequence sees someone waking up after a long, long time asleep on an alien planet. The years, even in the sleeper casket, have taken their toll physically, and the strains of the initial landing on the the planet, and the impact of the alien virus, have left deep psychological scars.

The temptation to slip back into the caress of the dream is strong, even when a possibility for life to go forward on the planet appears. It’s a short but strong, tense psychological piece.

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