Fox B Holden's "A Gift For Terra" (short story, first contact, free): There's no such thing as a free lunch
Johnny will be rescued by child-like Martians humans didn't suspect existed. He will be offered the ultimate free gift to take back for humanity - knowledge humanity won't discover on its own for a 1000 years!
Only there is no such thing as a free lunch...
- Damon Knight's "To Serve Man" (download): Another story about aliens offering free lunch to humanity. Among the most famous stories of science fiction, & with a funny ending.
Fact sheet.First published: If, September 1954.
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