Johnny Dyson is a crew member on a ship sent to Mars to mine some ore that might help prevent an almost certain apocalypse ("Blow-Up") on earth. But he loves his life too much, doesn't want to return from Mars to die.
So chase & drama on Mars. He will fail, & will be forced to return. Only it will be too late to return...
Fact sheet.First published: Planet Stories, Fall 1950.
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Related: Stories of Henry Kuttner, C L Moore, as by C H Liddell.