Short story: “The Homecoming”

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“The Homecoming,” by Mike Resnick

Originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of Asimov’s (PDF here); nominated for a 2012 Hugo Award; presented in episode 344 of Escape Pod (read online or listen here)

6,754 words

I liked this story but didn’t find it remarkable in any way. Not crazy about it being nominated for a Hugo. As much as I bitch about literary fiction that lacks heart, I also get disappointed by the kind of sentimental, unintellectual fiction that seems to be popular in the speculative genres.