nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Leaving Earth forever, with no regrets

No, not me (I'd rather go to Shangri-La), but it's been on my mind for sf characters. The problem is, I can't remember what I read recently (not necessarily a recent work) which brought the subject to mind, but here are some stories. Since all of this is spoilers, a list is under a cut:

Friday by Robert Heinlein. Arguably, the whole book is about Friday looking for a home and having one after another getting pulled out from under her until she finally finds a home off earth.

The Rainbow Cadenza by J. Neil Schulman. The main character comes back to earth for plot reasons, but she has good reasons for never wanting to live there.

"The Persistence of Vision" by John Varley

The Women Men Don't See This is obviously mostly feminism, but there's something in there about a more general sort of alienation that I'm having trouble putting a finger on.

Any other stories?

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