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Five Roads to Doomsday (Feb, 1950)

Five Roads to Doomsday

By Richard F. Dempewolff

UNDER a star-studded dome of blue sky, people gazed upward uneasily. Something was wrong with the solar system. The friendly, familiar moon had ceased to be friendly. Slowly, it was moving closer and closer to earth until, finally, an unfamiliar moon, huge and terrible, filled half the sky.

There was no beauty in the awesome spectacle. With the moon’s advance, ocean tides grew into mountains of water, spilling over continents, obliterating cities. Molten matter from deep under the earth’s crust, spewed from every crater and crevasse. Oceans atomized with hissing roars. Cities crumbled and were engulfed in a sea of liquid fire.

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