From multiple Nebula Award finalist Matthew Kressel comes this haunting science fiction tale. In a galaxy obliterated by war Betsy Haadama is the last human alive. She sits aboard an Eluder Ship waiting with many different species of aliens who all hope to flee the dying galaxy by escaping through a collapsing star into a new universe. But what she uncovers there might affect not just her future but the entire history of the human race."'The History Within Us' by Matthew Kressel is one of the most powerful stories I've read in a long time. I am deeply moved by it. Go read." Rachel Swirsky, Nebula Award winning author.Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011 Edition, edited by Rich Horton.