"I guess we're both pretty lucky," Steven said. "Even at its worst life is preferable to death."
"Under most circumstances, maybe," Hansen said, "but certainly not under all." Then he smiled a strange, haunting smile. "But this doesn't have a thing to do with death.
"What are you talking about? This is the end of the whole damn world!"
"That's true. But I don't think all those people died."
"Perhaps I am," Hansen said calmly. He smiled again.