Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fredric Brown’s “Earthmen Bearing Gifts” (1960)

Thanks to a recent post from QuasarDragon, we just finished reading Fredric Brown’s ultra-short story, “Earthmen Bearing Gifts” (1960), which is available online through ManyBooks.net and Project Gutenberg.

Originally published in Galaxy magazine, Brown’s story, which is less than two pages, takes place on Mars and is about the first physical contact between Martians and Earthmen. Variety SF has a detailed summary and rates the story an “A.” Free SF Reader rates the story a 3 out of 5.

Fredric Brown also penned other works about Martians, including Martians, Go Home (1955).

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