"They" is a scene from a longer story, as yet unwritten. It is a grim,somber glimpse of the post-apocalyptic future. A few hundred years in the future, an overpopulated Earth tests suspended animation to allow colonization of other planets. Dave Dixan warns it is too soon for human tests, but is removed from management and the Government runs the tests. A plague with no cure or vaccine follows the experiment, killing billions. A billion infected survivors mutate into cannibal zombies, who hunt endlessly for food. The 1% of humanity that escaped infection retreats to islands and places they can defend against the mutants while they try to find a cure.