|Selection (1955) [Novelette]|
by J. T. McIntosh
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(From the publisher):
"To the stars!" we cry in our most ringing tones; and even the antique Romans used the journey to the stars as the symbol of reaching glory over harsh ways - per aspera ad astra. But ad astra may also mean ad aspera; the harsh hardships of interstellar colonization may be such that "To the stars!" is no cry of triumph, but a remorseless sentence of doom. . . .
Original title: Selection
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Bleak Futures→ Overpopulation, Plagues
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Planets & Societies→ Adapting To Harsh Conditions
- Published in the January 1955 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction as the lead-off story.