A very old sci-fi short story, memory triggered by Oumuamua
December 18, 2017 5:56 PM Subscribe
A long time ago in a childhood far, far away, I read a short story about an astronaut spacewalking alone - doing some menial repair task, I think - when a huge object whizzes close by at tremendous speed. It's gone in the blink of an eye, but for a fraction of a second he sees jagged corroded metal and shattered portholes. A derelict alien ship, adrift for millenia, and he is the only human to have ever witnessed it.