Wind is a science fiction short story by American author Charles L. Fontenay first published in 1959.
When you have an engine with no fuel, and fuel without an engine, and a life-and-death deadline to meet, you have a problem indeed. Unless you are a stubborn Dutchman--and Jan Van Artevelde was the stubbornest Dutchman on Venus.
A Dutchman braves high winds and Venusquakes to get to a sick kid at a remote outpost who needs transportation back to the rocket port and then to Earth. When he gets to the outpost he finds he is stranded…
Charles Louis Fontenay (1917-2007) was an American journalist and science fiction writer. He wrote science fiction novels and short stories.