Enjoy the Moment
by Jack McDevitt
This was such a great story. It's about a physicist who wants her name to go down in history, she gives up on dark matter energy for that dream and instead just wants to have a comet named after her. It's a lesson on be careful what you wish for, she gets something much more than a comet with her name attached to it. I loved this story, and I loved the pre apocalypse idea. It's all about the discovery that the end is coming, but there's nothing about when the end happens. Such a fantastic idea for a story!
I give this a 9/10, only because I wish it were longer! It didn't completely and utterly wow me, but I did love the story a lot and I kind of want to get the apocalypse triptych...
I first hear this story on Escape Pod, it was narrated by Sara Tolbert who did a fantastic job. Go have a listen!