Post apoc story about astronauts

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  1. ccutler69

    ccutler69 Registered User

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    I can't remember the title, hopefully someone here can jog my memory.

    The story: Earth perishes in nuclear war and only astronauts survive. After the astronauts land they realize Earth is barren, all plant and animal life has been destroyed. This makes them lose the will to live. It ends with one of the astronauts trying to get to the ocean to "seed" life again with his dead body.

    Any help is appreciated, thank you:)
     
  2. marshal atkins

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    I can't remember the title but I think it was a short story or novella in a sci fi magazine like Analog.

    I remember the story and I think the end of the world was caused by the astronauts rocket setting fire to the air and destroying everything organic.

    When he landed his dog was with him and grew hungry enough to stalk the astronauht. He did make it to the ocean to add his germs and organic matter to the water to reseed the planet.

    That is all I can remember of the story.
     
  3. ccutler69

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    Yeah your summary sounds more accurate. It has been awhile since I read it, but now forgetting the title is killing me.
     
  4. marshal atkins

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  5. ccutler69

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    That is the story marshall. Thank you for your help, you must have better googling skills than me because I searched and searched, but couldn't find it.

    I love that ending, something about it gives me the chills.
     
  6. ccutler69

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