Category Archives: Aliens

A Transmutation of Muddles by Horace Brown Fyfe

A judge is sent to a distant planet to mediate between a spaceship captain and an insurance adjuster. The natives have seized the captain’s spaceship as a gift from the great god Meeg and are turning it into a temple … Continue reading

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Beyond Lies the Wub by Philip K. Dick

An alien pig may be tasty but therein lies a novel form of survival and invasion.The text for this story may be found at www.gutenberg.org.

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Droozle by Frank Banta

You know the story of the man, the woman, and the snake? Well, it’s not that one. This snake serves as a ballpoint pen and has literary ambitions. The text for this story is at www.gutenberg.org

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Earthmen Bearing Gifts by Frederic Brown

Using their telepathic powers the Martians know the earth rocket is coming. They have great expectations as do the earthmen. But a slight error changes all that.

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Exile by Horace Brown Fyfe

Picture a planet surrounded by the debris of satellite collisions and a 100 mile deep meteor belt. A Terran has landed there but can never leave. Then another Terran lands who is a criminal. The text for this story may … Continue reading

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I’m A Stranger Here Myself by Mack Reynolds

Tangier is a city where anything goes. Being polite involves not asking anyone too many questions. At a sidewalk cafe two men are speculating about flying saucers. Both have come a considerable distance to get there.

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Question of Comfort by Les Collins

An alien cop sets a trap for an escaped prisoner by building a tour of the Solar System ride at Disneyland. This story first appeared in Astounding Science Fiction magazine in 1959. Ticket prices of $2 are spoken of as … Continue reading

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Stairway to the Stars by Larry Shaw

A book editor goes out to sea to see a demonstration of an invention which its maker intends to write a book about. Instead of working as advertised, it opens up a closed gate to another world and soon there … Continue reading

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Stopover Planet by Robert E. Gilbert

Aliens collect samples for the galactic museum. Their task is made simple by baiting humans with their own desires.

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The Perfectionists by Arnold Castle

A Classic Sci-Fi story. Aliens have prepared replicants to invade earth. But they need to go to finishing school to pass as humans. Kidnapped earthmen are their unwitting teachers. The text for this story is at www.gutenberg.org

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The Shining Cow by Alex James

If your missing cow turns up radiating blue-white light brighter than the midday sun, can you still milk her? We assemble the usual experts and state troopers to find out.

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The Smiler by Albert Hermhuter

A coroner’s inquest into a suicide results in the coroner’s death at the hands of a science fiction literary agent.

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The Stoker and the Stars by John A. Sentry

Earth has been defeated by more powerful forces. Of those who fought, few returned. A man who did return seeks a job on a starship going to Alpha Centaurus.The position open is that of stoker, the lowest position there is. … Continue reading

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The Super Man and the Bugout by Cory Doctorow

Imagine a super baby raised in Ontario by an adoptive Jewish family. Copyright Cory Doctorow. Some rights reserved under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 license. This story appears in the collection A PLACE SO FOREIGN AND EIGHT MORE, … Continue reading

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The Talkative Tree by Horace Brown Fyfe

A young man who is part of the crew of a space ship from a police state confederation of planets considers melding with the life force on an alien world where men are trees, plants, or animals. The text for … Continue reading

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What’s He Doing In There by Fritz Leiber

The question that has been raised by every parent since the dawn of indoor plumbing is now asked of a Martian.

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