Going Somewhere Else

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A space explorer readies for a voyage that will never return.

Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities.

About the Author:
Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature,
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Published: Sep. 30, 2011
Words: 1,160
Language: English
About Amber D. Sistla

Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Jim Baen's Universe, Postcripts, Cosmos, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction. She is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

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Review by: Margo H on Dec. 15, 2013 : star star star star star
Somewhat sad, poignant. Yet I think I understood the young man's mother -- anywhere but here! Sounds good to me. Nice, short little read.
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Review by: Robert Zimmermann on July 27, 2013 : star star star star
This was a short story of about 1,000 words. There wasn’t much space to build up the story of “A space explorer prepares for a journey that will never end,” as the description suggests, at least not in a fully literal way. What took place in this short time was more an exploration into the reasoning behind the narrator’s impending journey.

Aside from the mention of the main character’s coming journey, and some other futuristic technology, this was a mostly literary story to me. I would have enjoyed a little more sci-fi in there. More story off of this would have been great, yet on its own, I feel it’s also a complete story. The author used this man’s mission as another way to solidify the main theme into the story.

It was short, and got right to the point. I think it was enough to want to see what else Sistla can do with her words.
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Review by: Kevin A. Lyons on Dec. 08, 2012 : star star star star star
The author describes this as being "Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities." And that's accurate -- it's a very nice* vignette, a short but complete character sketch.

The story is dependant on space flight and cybernetics, but it's *about* the relationship between a brilliant daughter and a mother who appears to have never been able to live up to her hopes and abilities.

* When I say "nice" I don't mean to damn with faint praise -- it's a very good read.
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