'The End' is a Science Fiction novel that started out as a novella and then grew too many legs. 

Above the blue planet two hundred space ships from various solar systems are gathered. It has been almost fifteen thousand years since the last planet destroyed themselves in a nuclear holocaust. The watchers are to observe and record the final history as it unfolds below. All are forbidden by universal law to intervene and save the seven billion lives.

The severity of the punishment of breaking these rules vary from race to race. On one ship whispers of revolt to save the lives below are frequent. None of the conspirators are aware of the events about to unfold.