A Pail of Air

"A Pail of Air" is a science fiction short story by American writer Fritz Leiber.wikipedia
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X Minus One

It originally appeared in the December 1951 issue of Galaxy Magazine and was dramatized on the radio show X Minus One in March 1956.
Included in the series were adaptations of Robert Sheckley's "Skulking Permit," Bradbury's "Mars Is Heaven", Heinlein's "Universe" and "The Green Hills of Earth", " Pohl’s "The Tunnel under the World", J. T. McIntosh’s "Hallucination Orbit", Fritz Leiber’s "A Pail of Air", and George Lefferts' "The Parade".

Fritz Leiber

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"A Pail of Air" is a science fiction short story by American writer Fritz Leiber.
A Pail of Air (1964). Collection of 11 short stories.

Constellations (1980 book)

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The story is collected in The Best of Fritz Leiber, Constellations, and Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories (2010).
"A Pail of Air" by Fritz Leiber (1951)

The Best of Fritz Leiber

The story is collected in The Best of Fritz Leiber, Constellations, and Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories (2010).
"A Pail of Air" (1951)

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"A Pail of Air" is a science fiction short story by American writer Fritz Leiber.

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"A Pail of Air" is a science fiction short story by American writer Fritz Leiber.

Rogue planet

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The story is narrated by a ten-year-old boy living on Earth after it has become a rogue planet, having been torn away from the Sun by a passing "dark star".

Black hole

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The story is narrated by a ten-year-old boy living on Earth after it has become a rogue planet, having been torn away from the Sun by a passing "dark star".

Atmosphere of Earth

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The loss of solar heating has caused the Earth's atmosphere to freeze into thick layers of "snow".

Solid oxygen

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The loss of solar heating has caused the Earth's atmosphere to freeze into thick layers of "snow".

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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At the end, they are found by a search party from a large group of survivors at Los Alamos, where they are using nuclear power to provide heat and have begun using rockets to search for other survivors (radio being ineffective at long range without an ionosphere).

Nuclear power

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At the end, they are found by a search party from a large group of survivors at Los Alamos, where they are using nuclear power to provide heat and have begun using rockets to search for other survivors (radio being ineffective at long range without an ionosphere).

Ionosphere

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At the end, they are found by a search party from a large group of survivors at Los Alamos, where they are using nuclear power to provide heat and have begun using rockets to search for other survivors (radio being ineffective at long range without an ionosphere).

Argonne National Laboratory

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They reveal that other groups of humans have survived at Argonne, Brookhaven, and Harwell nuclear research facilities as well as in Tannu Tuva, and that plans are being made to establish uranium-mining colonies at Great Slave Lake or in the Congo region.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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They reveal that other groups of humans have survived at Argonne, Brookhaven, and Harwell nuclear research facilities as well as in Tannu Tuva, and that plans are being made to establish uranium-mining colonies at Great Slave Lake or in the Congo region.

Atomic Energy Research Establishment

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They reveal that other groups of humans have survived at Argonne, Brookhaven, and Harwell nuclear research facilities as well as in Tannu Tuva, and that plans are being made to establish uranium-mining colonies at Great Slave Lake or in the Congo region.

Tuvan People's Republic

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They reveal that other groups of humans have survived at Argonne, Brookhaven, and Harwell nuclear research facilities as well as in Tannu Tuva, and that plans are being made to establish uranium-mining colonies at Great Slave Lake or in the Congo region.

Great Slave Lake

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They reveal that other groups of humans have survived at Argonne, Brookhaven, and Harwell nuclear research facilities as well as in Tannu Tuva, and that plans are being made to establish uranium-mining colonies at Great Slave Lake or in the Congo region.

Congo Basin

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They reveal that other groups of humans have survived at Argonne, Brookhaven, and Harwell nuclear research facilities as well as in Tannu Tuva, and that plans are being made to establish uranium-mining colonies at Great Slave Lake or in the Congo region.

Project Gutenberg

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A Pail of Air at Project Gutenberg

Galaxy Science Fiction

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It originally appeared in the December 1951 issue of Galaxy Magazine and was dramatized on the radio show X Minus One in March 1956.