Waiting for the Earthquake by Robert Silverberg

"Waiting for the Earthquake"

by Robert Silverberg

Form: Novelette

Year: 1981

ID: 1248

Publication history:


Written for an anthology Harlan Ellison was editing (Ellison had been asking for it since 1975—see the Medea entry for more info), and also sold to Omni.

For a thousand years, humans have lived on the planet Medea, and for five hundred they've known that gravitational forces would cause massive earthquakes and devastate the planet. In the days approaching the time of destruction, all the humans abandon Medea except one, who finds himself unable to leave his home. He makes a last tour around his world, meeting the strange natives, coming to terms with the end of life as he knows it.

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