Next Stop the Stars The Seed of Earth Author:Robert Silverberg Next Stop the Stars: — WORLDS TO WIN! — NEXT STOP THE STARS is, as the title implies, a step out of this world into a group of worlds divided by time and space n which anyone is likely to encounter anything. — A selection of the best of Robert Silverberg, it presents an unusual novella of a world of the future which has been taken over by beings fr... more »om outer space who have made themselves its master. Into the world, comes a man from the present?and the story of his contest with that future is as tensely dramatic as any novel.
Add to this a group of truly unusual science-fiction tales, and you will agree that NEXT STOP THE STARS is a justified title.
The Seed of Earth:
THE UNWILLING COLONISTS AND THE INHOSPITABLE ALIENS
In a dark cave, on a cold planet, in a distant galaxy, four Earthmen sat and pondered the chance that had sent them there. The Computer had picked them to carry human civilization out beyond the limits of the Solar System. They were to be pioneers of a virgin world.
Do Your Share for Mankind's Destiny read the slogan back on Earth. But Mankind's Destiny had not prepared them for the onslaught of the vicious aliens.
Four humans, alone in a cave, waiting for the out?burst that would hurl them at each others' throats, feel?ing the alien eyes observing their every action, and, knowing that whatever they did would determine the future of their entire colony.« less