A Short Story
Every day Quine has performed his duties, keeping the settlement running. Every day has been the same — until the day the spaceship crash landed only a quarter-mile away.
The pilot, Kallman Dorn, survived—but this leaves Quine in the position of making the hardest choice he’s ever faced. Does he save Dorn, and risk the consequences of disobeying the most fundamental unbreakable rule he was given? Or does he leave him to die and, in so doing, abandon the nascent impulses growing within? (65 pages)