“Longing for Earth”

Title“Longing for Earth”
Year for Search2018
AuthorsNagata, Linda (b. 1960)
Secondary AuthorsStrahan, Jonathan (b. 1964)
Secondary TitleInfinity’s End
Pagination251-65
Date Published2018
PublisherSolaris
Place PublishedOxford, Eng.
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The story is set in what appears to be a eutopian future in which Earth has been restored after most people have left to live on one of the many worlds created to reproduce different environments, but then choosing to live as their younger selves in virtual reality. The protagonist is a man who had hoped to win the lottery that allowed people to immigrate to Earth but, after retiring, while waiting, visited these worlds. At the time of the story, he is well over 300 and visiting his thousandth world.

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Author Note

Female author (b. 1960)

Full Text

2018 Nagata, Linda (b. 1960). “Longing for Earth.” Infinity’s End. Ed. Jonathan Strahan (Oxford, Eng.: Solaris, 2018), 251-65. PS

The story is set in what appears to be a eutopian future in which Earth has been restored after most people have left to live on one of the many worlds created to reproduce different environments, but then choosing to live as their younger selves in virtual reality. The protagonist is a man who had hoped to win the lottery that allowed people to immigrate to Earth but, after retiring, while waiting, visited these worlds. At the time of the story, he is well over 300 and visiting his thousandth world. Female author.