FRITZ LEIBER A PAIL OF AIR PDF

The story is narrated by a ten-year-old boy living on Earth after it has become a rogue planet , having been torn away from the Sun by a passing " dark star ". The loss of solar heating has caused the Earth's atmosphere to freeze into thick layers of " snow ". The boy's father had worked with a group of other scientists to construct a large shelter, but the earthquakes accompanying the disaster had destroyed it and killed the others. He managed to construct a smaller, makeshift shelter called the "Nest" for his family, where they maintain a breathable atmosphere by periodically retrieving pails of frozen oxygen to thaw over a fire.

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The story is narrated by a ten-year-old boy living on Earth after it has become a rogue planet , having been torn away from the Sun by a passing " dark star ". The loss of solar heating has caused the Earth's atmosphere to freeze into thick layers of " snow ". The boy's father had worked with a group of other scientists to construct a large shelter, but the earthquakes accompanying the disaster had destroyed it and killed the others.

He managed to construct a smaller, makeshift shelter called the "Nest" for his family, where they maintain a breathable atmosphere by periodically retrieving pails of frozen oxygen to thaw over a fire. They have survived in this way for a number of years. At the end, they are found by a search party from a large group of survivors at Los Alamos , where they are using nuclear power to provide heat and have begun using rockets to search for other survivors radio being ineffective at long range without an ionosphere.

They reveal that other groups of humans have survived at Argonne , Brookhaven , and Harwell nuclear research facilities as well as in Tannu Tuva , and that plans are being made to establish uranium-mining colonies at Great Slave Lake or in the Congo region. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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My only previous exposure to Fritz Leiber was his enjoyable and highly experimental Hugo-winning novel The Big Time — an unusual story evoking a one-act play whose characters are soldiers recruited from all eras of history relaxing in between missions during a vast temporal war. The same sort of invention and incisive wit abounds in the collection A Pail of Air His short SF work is easily as good as his contemporaries — Kornbluth and Sheckley. A world where the temperatures have dropped so low that the elements in air have freeze in layers. However, the US government, always keen on squashing such counter-culture endeavors, wants to evict them. How could he hate something so different from himself in form?

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