On the Slopes of Vesuvius

Publication date:1947
Genre:Science fiction short story
Preceded by:Free Men
Followed by:The Green Hills of Earth

“On the Slopes of Vesuvius” is a very short story by Robert A. Heinlein.

Exposition

Pompeii and Herculaneum could see Vesuvius out of their windows, but they didn’t see it in their future.