I, Alien by Mike Resnick (Editor)

By Mike Resnick (Editor)

An all-original number of twenty-seven tales through a few of brand new such a lot creative authors approximately alien encounters with humans-from the extraterrestrial beings' viewpoint.

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Too much smoke, accompanied by leaping flames. The John Graf looks upset. Me puts his arms around the “children” and leads them outside. But the other human, the vocal one, stops, turns, and looks at me, not the MugwL. I do not know human expressions, but this one seems, in some way frightening—the raised eyebrows, the half-contained amusement. “On my world,” he says, “when systems break down, only one kind of justice remains. ” And then he leaves. The MugwL cry and wail, claiming their village is gone.

It is more explanation than I usually offer after a decision has been rendered. I feel the humans’ displeasure and empathize with it, but even they must realize that nothing brings back lost lives. That, perhaps, is the ultimate Injustice, but one so common that the bag usually rejects it. “My assistants will explain how to file your petitions with the Review Board,” I say as I open the doors to the Great hall. The rush of cool air is marvelous. ” The Collectors-in-Training usher the humans out, but they are not the ones that stop at the doors.

And that last one didn’t really count, just a walk-on in a dream sequence. The point is, people aren’t going to keep paying to see something they’ve already seen, even if he is an alien. I mean, it’s not like you do anything. ” I looked around at the plush carpets, the antique furniture, the paintings that hadn’t been painted by starving artists, things my next place would be lacking. I caught sight of myself in the gilded mirror across from the couch. My Celtics T-shirt hung loosely from my spindly frame.

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