One of the colonists men will develop a special relationship with Magnolia, one of these female plants, leading to much acrimony & jealousy on the part of his wife. But things turn hopeful near end, with a new arrival from earth...
- Eric Frank Russell's "P.S."; download as part of a larger package: A man has had an alien as a pen-pal for a number of decades. Now, old & alone, he learns that his life long pen friend is actually a tree & a rather smelly one at that! How should he react to the news?
Fact sheet.First published: Galaxy, June 1956.
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Related: Stories of Evelyn E Smith; Vegetable SF.