John W. Campbell
Interesting early sci-fi as 1932 real estate salesman picks up a strange man by the side of the road who tells an even stranger story of Earth seven million years in the future, when magnificent machines run endlessly on while Man, incurious and sterile, stands by bewilderedly. Tied for 13th place in a ballot conducted by the SFWA of the top 15 science fiction short stories before 1965. Originally published under the name Don A. Stuart.
Reviewed by: Nat Hocken