Thursday, July 15, 2010

Raymond Z Gallun's "Stamped Caution" (novelette, first contact, free): Humans-Martians successfully make peaceful first contact

One of the illustration accompanying the original publication in Galaxy magazine of short story Stamped Caution by Raymond Z Gallun
A pioneering Martian spaceship has crashed on earth, killing its 3 occupants. But a little baby, born apparently on the way, survived. Baby will be raised by wary humans & given a basic education.

Eventually, humans make a return trip to Mars, carrying the now grown Martian with them. Some drama there, & we see the beginning of a kind of wary trust between the two sides.

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1953.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks, Feedbooks.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Raymond Z Gallun.