|The story also appeared in August Derleth’s 1948 anthology, Strange Ports of Call.|| || “Far Centaurus” |
by A.E. van Vogt
First publication: Astounding, Jan 1944
Four men set out for Alpha Centauri on a 500-year journey where each will awaken only a handful of times. That’s not time travel, of course, but be patient and you will run into real time travel.
Van Vogt combined this with two other stories and some fix-up material (especially for “Far Centaurus”) for his 1970 publication of Quest for the Future.
We’re here! It’s over, the long night, the incredible journey. We’ll all be waking, seeing each other, as well as the civilization out there. Seeing, too, the great Centauri suns.