Sunday, September 2, 2012

Jerry Sohn's "The Seventh Order" (short story, alien invasion, free): Invasion of the machines...

one of the illustrations by Emsh accompanying the original publication in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine of short story The 7th Order by Jerry Sohn
An almost invincible robot has arrived on earth from a far away world called Zanthar. A 7th order robot; by comparison, humans are equivalent to 5th order.

He's an advance scout, before more of his kind follow. Idea is to perpetuate themselves - force humanity to dedicate itself to manufacture more of them. But humanity is not ready to give up so easily...

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy, March 1952.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, or as part of the magazine it originally appeared in.
Rating: B. 
Author's real name appears to be "Gerald Allan Sohl, Sr".