Eric Frank Russell's "It's in the Blood" (short story, tragedy, free): Don't force your career choice on your child
Much hashed story idea now, & I could see the ending part way through the story, but still quite readable.
Story summary.Twenty year old Tom Fanshaw is the sixth generation in the family to look at space-pilot as as a profession. His proud dad has driven him to the school where he'll fly a spaceship solo for the first time. You can already guess the results...
- Henry Kuttner's "Absalom" (download): Very dark story of a child refusing to accept the career choice his father wants to make for him. Or may be it's about the choice of what he should study in college? It's been a while since I read it.
Fact sheet.First published: Fantastic Universe, June-July 1953.
Download full text as part of Fantastic Universe, June/July 1953. Scans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package.
Related: Stories of Eric Frank Russell (annotated & ranked list).