Two hardened loners, survivors of a violent cataclysm that has wiped out America as we know it, meet in a desolate wasteland.
One random, brutal act of violence throws them into an unexpected encounter with the remnants of an advanced civilization, a wondering murderous philosopher, and with the ghosts of their own pasts, as this post apocalyptic western veers into an exploration of the human impulses for violence and redemption.
This science fiction classic feels timeless, as important and thought-provoking today as it was when it first appeared in print over 50 years ago.
By Fritz Leiber, published by Vertvolta Press
5.5 x 8.5, prose science fiction, 106 pgs