Monday, July 1, 2013

John Grant's "Buzz off" (flash fiction, first contact, humor, free)

Illustration by Jacey accompanying the original publication in Nature magazine of short story Buzz off by John Grant.A fleet of elder alien race of "Sgrin'th" has arrived on earth, hoping to help the aborigines grow out of their "cultural infantilization" & to help fix the ruined climate.

But on contact, humans are extraordinarily hostile. Aliens are baffled, but perhaps you as a human can figure out the reason for hostility...

Fact sheet.

First published: Nature, 20 June 2013.
Download full text from publisher's site.
Rating: A.