Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Terry Bisson's "They're Made Out of Meat" (flash fiction, science fiction, humor, free): Reason these aliens won't contact humans

In this much milder & humorous variant of Arthur Clarke's "Crusade", an alien survey ship has chosen to simply not make a record of humanity's existence because they find the idea of meat-based intelligence disgusting!

Rusty has saved me trouble of writing anymore; his post on it is detailed enough.

Fact sheet.

First published: Omni, April 1991.
Rating: A
Download full text.
Nebula Award 1991 nominee in short story category.


Rusty said...

Thanks Tinkoo!

I thought this story was hilarious! I'm glad you liked it, hopefully your readers will enjoy it too.