The 2015 book Letters to Tiptree (ed. A. Pearce and A. Krasnostein) is a remarkable volume. It suggests many responses. This is mine.
The pond only looks bottomless.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Sarah Pinsker's "Left the Century to Sit Unmoved."
A wide world opens in front of him: // light, pollens, hexagons / anti-gravitating in the air.