What qualities are needed to leave Earth behind and never return? To start life anew on a far off planet? A desire to leave and never return? A pioneer spirit? How would you select someone to take that trip? Dr. Ashby believes in testing but are his parameters correct? "The Colonists" seeks to answer those questions and the reply may not be what you would expect. Great story, imaginative, and with a "happy ending". What more could you want?