By William Dietrich
At America's base on the South Pole, 26 humans wave so long to the final airplane out sooner than iciness. within the days and weeks forward they will be established not only by means of unbelievable climate extremes, yet via a assassin reason on removing them.
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Abby winked. " "But Krill is too cruel for him, Rod. He's right. " "Maybe Sediment. " she asked. "Geologist. " Lewis shook his head. He'd have to find his own name. And if I could make Six, you could be an Eight, he judged, watching Abby laugh. Even a Nine after a few months at the Pole. Things were looking up. A telephone rang and Cameron answered it. "Hello.... " A pause. "Okay, Mickey.... " He hung up. " Lewis asked. "Our estimable astrophysicist, Michael M. Moss. Pooh-bah of the Pole. " He pointed to the other building on stilts, three-quarters of a mile away.
They're jealous, like you said. " "Of course. " He looked intently at the young geologist. " CHAPTER FIVE Jed Lewis had a theory about life. Life was hard. Complicated. Life was a long, meandering slog up a very steep mountain and if you didn't have good friends to help point out the way, it was pretty easy to choose the wrong path sometimes. (Lewis didn't think Mickey Moss had many friends, just admirers. ) And even after choosing, you could go miles, years, before knowing whether your path was wrong or right.
There's been no agreement they exist in the other one. But this kind of meteorite is rare and even the remotest possibility makes it pretty valuable. We can't be sure what this is at all, of course— not with me. I don't have the instruments and I don't have the expertise. " "It may not be Martian at all," Moss allowed. He wanted more hope. "No. Only sixteen have been found worldwide. But... it looks possible to me," Lewis gave him. "An achondrite, the kind of meteorite that would come from a planet or the moon.