Would-be colonists beaten by faster ship
August 18, 2010 7:12 AM Subscribe
Help me remember a science fiction story: colonists beaten to objective by faster earth ship.
I just read this
enjoyable short story by Caleb Scharf. But I got a strong sense of déjà vu. I'm sure I've read another story where the colonists arrived at their destination star after millennia of interstellar travel, only to find that a more modern Earth ship beat them to it and have a well-established colony already.
I'm only asking because it's niggling at me. I don't mean to criticise or detract from Scharf's story at all. (I highly recommend his blog.)