Days ago, Trent awoke with no memory of his past. Since then, sinister men have pursued him constantly. He manages to stay one step ahead of them by following the advice of his hand. Made of glass and apparently capable of speech, Trent's hand can answer many of his questions. But it cannot tell him who he is or why his enemies seek him until he finds all of its fingers. The only trouble is that they're in the hands of his enemies.
Did You Know?
has written other stories set against the backdrop of the "Earth-Kyba War." He adapted five of these - "Run For the Stars", "Life Hutch", "The Untouchable Adolescents", "Trojan Hearse", and "Sleeping Dogs" - into the graphic novel Night and the Enemy (1987), illustrated by Ken Steacy. Also, Ellison's short story "The Human Operators" - later adapted into an episode of the new Outer Limits - is set in the same universe as this story (The Starfighters were originally built for the Earth-Kyba war). See more
When Trent is pursued in the alley, he crouches and moves an empty barrel to conceal himself. In the next shot, the barrel is in its original position. See more
I know this: you're the last man on the Earth of the future. You're the last hope of Earth.