“You must repair the ship. We have collided with several
meteors. There are five thousand colonists to deliver.”
When the job was done, the crew could not be returned to sleep.
There was food aboard to keep them alive for three years.
“We are ninety-six years from our destination,” Computer reported.
The crew resolved to consume colonists as needed. They must survive to see the ship safely to its destination.
There were one hundred sixty-four colonists remaining when they arrived.
The cannibals were slaughtered, too old and frail to defend themselves.