A short and sweet blog today to point you to two excellent science fiction short stories: The Last Question by Isaac Asimov, and A Pail of Air by Fritz Leiber.
1. A Pail of Air by Fritz Leiber
There is no atmosphere… bitter cold… only way you can breathe is to dig up a pail of liquid oxygen and heat it…
Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the Earth has been dragged far from the sun’s orbit, this is one creepy little tale that nonetheless grabbed — and held! — my attention. Well, I say it’s creepy, but then it takes an unexpected twist. You’ll have to read it to find out.
2. The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
Several trillion years of human history in the space of a short story…
Perhaps a little less immediately accessible, but a really interesting take on the creation of the universe.
What did you think of these stories?