“She pondered what to do next. It seemed undignified to stay in the tent and wait for the end. The least she owed herself as an astronaut was to die facing the stars.” (Andreas Eschbach, 2007, “Wonders of the Universe” (translated from the German by Doryl Jensen), in The SFWA European Hall of Fame (edited by James Morrow and Kathryn Morrow), New York: Tor.)