A family of 4 in small time gambling business are returning to Earth from their business visit to two human colony worlds orbiting Sirius - Thor & Freda, only two worlds known in that system. And then they discover a third world - the innermost; they land & name it "Sirius 0. Which means it's Nothing Sirius."
Story is of their strange adventures on this world where what the senses believe need not be true! And of their hurried escape.
- Ray Bradbury's "Mars is Heaven!" (download MP3 of an old radio adaptation), Eric Frank Russell's "Mesmerica", & John Campbell's "The Brain Stealers of Mars": Other stories with similar themes.
Fact sheet.First published: Captain Future, Spring 1944.
Full text of this story is included in the online scans of this anthology.
Related: Stories of Fredric Brown; fiction from 1940s.