The Greatest Kingdom In History is facing certain destruction, and while they can’t save the place, they can save the people.
Of course, to do so, someone has to stay behind to close the doors after everyone else has left.
A society living on the endless sloping face of a Megastructure, where heading downhill is a matter of balance and a platform with wheels on it, and where they have no idea whether there’s anyone else out there.
And if you’re stuck on the surface of a Megastructure, with no immediate ability to escape & a strong desire not to attract the attention of the builders of that Megastructure, how far will you have to travel to collect the parts you need without anyone noticing?
The Sandman #50 – Ramadan
( Craig got the title wrong; It’s set in Baghdad, but not called Baghdad ~ T. Jones )
Skaterdater (1965 movie)
Inverted World, by Christopher Priest
Barking Death Squirrels, by Douglas A. Van Belle
Orbitsville, by Bob Shaw