The Williamson Hugo nominated story, titled "The Ultimate Earth,"
depicts a time far after all life on Earth has been annihilated
from asteroid impacts. Human colonies, however, are thriving independently
on planets throughout the galaxy. Centuries later, Earth has been
terraformed and re-populated when historian Sander Pen makes a startling
discovery beneath the surface of the moon: a domed station built
by Earth's original humans--and the tissue cells left frozen in
the cryostat are still alive.
Author Michael Swanwick wrote that Williamson's story achieves "a
genuine by-God sense of wonder. New writers could do a lot worse
than to study this story and imitate its virtues."
Ultimate Earth" will be available for free for a limited
The other free 2001 Hugo nominated works at Fictionwise are:
"Kaddish for the Last Survivor"
by Michael A. Burstein;
"The Elephants on Neptune"
by Mike Resnick;
"Redchapel" by Mike
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The Hugo Awards are among the most prestigious literary awards
and are presented annually by the World Science Fiction Society
Earlier this year, Fictionwise offered 2001 Nebula Award nominated
works as free eBooks.
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