Ace, 1962. Words: 35000.
"Five miles below the surface, Ross was awakened from the deep
sleep of suspended animation to find himself in an empty world.
There was no noise, or people, and no motion save for the steady
activity of the hospital robots" (blurb). Ross, the sole
survivor of World War Last, must meet up with some other human
beings -- even if he's got to create them himself. And,
with the hibernation technique and omnicompetent robots at his
command, he eventually does just that. After a fashion.
White's most beautifully fitted piece of work, with this fitting
Dedication: "TO PEGGY, who isn't the last girl on Earth, just
the only one."
Synopsis by Graham Andrews
FANTASTIC, June & July 1961
First Book publication:
ACE Double F-173, January 1963
OUT OF THIS WORLD 8 (shortened version), Blackie, April 1970
Terra Utopische Romane, Bond 278.1963 as Herr der Roboter
URANIA No 309, May 1963, as Vita cum gli Automi
Utopische Zukunfts Romane No 387, 1964 as Jenseits
Mondadori reprint, 19/9/73 (of shortened Out of this World
URANIA, second Mondadori edition, August 1974
SCIENCE FICTION SERIEN No 1 Lindfors Forlag MB, Stockholm, March
1975 as Evigt Liv