Based on a short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Harlan Ellison ("A Boy and His Dog," "Star Trek"). Story of despised minorities forever adrift in the darkness of outer space. As a last resort born out of their loneliness and despair they are forced to make an ominous pact with those responsible for their plight, in the hope that they will finally be offered refuge at home on Earth. Written by
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When Bedzyk asks Annie whether she ever wondered why she was 'discarded,' she answers in a few pregnant lines. At first, Annie says, "It's that thing about Malthus." Here she refers to Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), whose famous Malthusian equation argues that an exponentially increasing human population on Earth will preclude any possibility of a state of happiness or utopia for humans. See more
I am extremely whipped. Rilla never manifested herself for the KP shift. Lowly as though it may be, I worked both. Do I make myself pellucid? Eight detestable hours. I may have to kill that woman.
You're too late.
[Sam looks out the window, where body parts are floating
Rilla? I was perturbed she didn't wish to do her garbage shift.
[to his murmuring second head
Would you kindly be quiet! - Now, it seems, she *is* the garbage shift.
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