The Last Voice by Robert A. Hoyt
Approx. 6,420 words.
Published on May 27, 2011 by
Naked Reader Press.
Science rushes headlong into a conflict with morality, love with duty. An asteroid, a "planet killer", threatens all life. Scientists rush to build the ships necessary to carry their people to the safety of the stars. But at what cost? Is it demanding too much when the removal of sentience is involved in the building process?