The Long Way Home Author:Poul Anderson Ace (c) 1978 — Publication date July 1979 — You can?t go home again? For home is not merely a place, but a situation - and when that situation changes, home is no more. Captain Edward Langley of the experimental starship Explorer was to learn this truth in an especially bitter way? — There was no sensation as he pulled the main switch? But suddenly... more » the spark of Sol was a dull-purple disk as the screen polarized against it glare. There was a coldness along Langley?s spine. ?Look at the solar disk. It?s not big enough? I think I?ve spotted Mars? but it?s green.?
?.Recklessly, Langley sent the ship quartering across her orbit. The sun-disk jumped in the screens. ?Earth!? whispered Balaustein. ?I?d know her anywhere.? But it was not Earth - at least not the Earth they?d left?« less