Thursday, August 23, 2012

Frederik Pohl's "The Day After the Day the Martians Came" (short story)

This story might make better sense to readers familiar with the US of 1960s.

Story summary.

A crowd of media personnel is assembled in a motel, in anticipation of a NASA announcement tomorrow regarding Martians brought by their Mars mission. I missed the point of the story, but the author clarifies that the existence of Martians could unite us & ease white/black tensions of US.

Fact sheet.

First published: Harlan Ellison (ed)'s "Dangerous Visions" (1967).
Download a comic book adaptation from The Bronze Age of Blogs. [via Marooned]
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Frederik Pohl.