“In the World’s Dusk,” Edmond Hamilton, 1936 – The story of the end of mankind. Galos Gann, the last man and greatest scientist, struggles to keep Man alive. He attempts to sleep through the millennia, believing that man will evolve again, but when he awakes he finds another desolated world like his own, and himself, alone again.
Comments: A man vs. nature, far future, and scientist as hero story. Read in The End of the World.
Author: Wikipedia: “Edmond Moore Hamilton (October 21, 1904 – February 1, 1977) was an American author of science fiction stories and novels during the mid-twentieth.” “World-wrecker” Hamilton was an extremely prolific writer, particularly of space opera, and appeared frequently in Weird Tales. He was close friends with many prominent genre writers, including Jack Williamson, and was married to Leigh Brackett, a science fiction writer and a screen writer of several notable screenplays.