Excellent little sci-fi short.
Looked up the name of the John D. McDonald book not to read. It's 'The Last One Left'. I would give you the Amazon link to it, but i really don't think that is a good idea.
A question or two about Jennifer Nettles has arisen. Former female half of the lead singers for 'Soul Miner's Daughter', for the past few years now she's been doing her own thing, with the Jennifer Nettles Band. http://www.jennifernettles.com/ Soulful music, very well done.. i LOVE it!