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Selection (1955) [Novelette]
by J. T. McIntosh Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (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
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionBleak FuturesOverpopulation, Plagues
FictionScience FictionPlanets & SocietiesAdapting To Harsh Conditions


  • Published in the January 1955 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction as the lead-off story.

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