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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The short story "The Discarded" first appeared in "Fantastic" magazine in April, 1959. See more
[an airlock enters and Barney Curran enters. He has a friendly face and wears white regimentals
Hello. I was sent from Earth Central... to make you a really terrific offer.
[the mutants are watching him in twitchy, grunting cynicism
My name's Curran. And you must be the Captain.
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