Martians, Go Home

Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown is a clever little tale that depicts a Martian invasion not as a violent conflict, but rather an unbearable nuisance. The alien invaders are green, two to three feet tall, and incredibly rude. They seem to thrive on insulting and teasing humankind for kicks. These Martians can appear and disappear at will, and love to show up unexpectedly to startle and bother people. Their bodies are non corporeal, so attempts to strike at them leave would-be assaulters empty-handed. These nuisances bring the economy to ruins as the entire entertainment industry becomes obsolete as do travel and leisure because Martians always show up to ruin things. It’s a fun, funny, and unique concept written during the 1950’s heyday of real science fiction.

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