Before reading this story, prepare yourself for a jolt and a chill in capsule form. O. Henry could have been proud of it. It could well become a minor classic.
y now. A wave of exultation swept over Guldran, drowning out the uneasy feeling of guilt at disobeying orders.
The instructions were mandatory and concise: "No capture must be attempted individually. In the event of sighting any form of human life, the ship MUST be notified immediately. All small craft must be back at the landing space not later than one hour before take-off. Anyone not so reporting will be presumed lost."
Guldran thought uneasily of the great seas of snow and ice sweeping inexorably toward each other since the Earth had reversed on its axis in the great catastro
Pretty good story about getting a little too much into your own plans. The main character is fairly well done. The science is off-hand and not to be scrutinized to closely (reversal of the Earth's axis, perpetual winter, end of humanity,) just accepted. Do that and it's a fun story.
Only 7 pages long but quite well written.