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And The Last Shall Be First

By Tom Wolosz

Draft 5 Posted Date: 4/22/2012

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Genre:

Soft Science Fiction

Word Count:

18,445

About the Book:

This is a complete short story, not a chapter from a novel. Doug Koeberl is the Prime administrator for the starship Gem of the Stars. With a compliment of 250 crew and over a thousand Farmers - a fundamentalist group pledged to colonizing a new earth - the first two years of the voyage has been peaceful. Now he fears that politics among the crew, and the rise of a charismatic preacher among the Farmers could very well combine to end the voyage of the Gem of the Stars.

About the Author:

Doc Tom is a geologist, teacher, lifelong SF fan, avid photographer and hiker who loves nothing more than a day wandering mountain trails.

Author's Note:

This is the 5th draft of this story. I've included changes based on some excellent feedback. Thanks to all who posted reviews. This is a complete short story. It's a cautionary tale on a few levels - getting what you wish for, and also the tides of change. I hope you like it and look forward to more honest reviews. Thanks for reading.

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