In Elizabeth Bonesteel’s story, “Overlay,” a family works their way through a top-secret facility on an important mission. As they sneak past guards and drones, it soon becomes clear that their mission isn’t what it seems, culminating in a touching moment about connection.
Bonesteel is known for her Central Corps series (The Cold Between, Remnants of Trust, and Breach of Containment), which follows the members of a Federation-like space consortium as they deal with a looming conspiracy.
The Verge spoke with Bonesteel about VR and how it can bring families together in the far future.
This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.