When They Came from Space

When They Came from Space Mark Clifton
  • Title: When They Came from Space
  • Author: Mark Clifton
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • When They Came from Space Mark Clifton When They Came from Space The spacemen attacked with Earth s own weapons big bombs brass hats Hollywood press agents The spacemen had mastered all the tricks of Hollywood press agentry They were conquering heroes who had jus
    The spacemen attacked with Earth s own weapons big bombs, brass hats Hollywood press agents The spacemen had mastered all the tricks of Hollywood press agentry They were conquering heroes, who had just saved the earth from destruction They looked like men young handsome, brave but modest They acted as if they wanted the whole world to like them Two men kThe spacemen attacked with Earth s own weapons big bombs, brass hats Hollywood press agents The spacemen had mastered all the tricks of Hollywood press agentry They were conquering heroes, who had just saved the earth from destruction They looked like men young handsome, brave but modest They acted as if they wanted the whole world to like them Two men knew it was too good to be true One understood power, could see that these visitors were experts in his own techniques of manipulating public opinion The other man believed in the dignity of the human race, and hated to see people being fooled He had to fight for his everyone s right to choose their own destiny.
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      Mark Clifton

    About Mark Clifton


    1. Mark Clifton 1906 Nov 1963 was an American science fiction writer Clifton began publishing in May of 1952 with the often anthologized story What Have I Done.Most of his work fits into one of two series The Bossy sequence was written alone, and in collaboration with both Alex Apostolides and Frank Riley The Ralph Kennedy series, which is lighter in tone, was mostly written solo, including the novel When They Come From Space , although there was one collaboration with Apostolides Clifton gained his greatest success with his novel They d Rather Be Right a.k.a The Forever Machine , co written with Riley, which was serialized in Astounding in 1954 and went on to win the Hugo Award, perhaps the most contentious novel ever to win the award Clifton is also known today for his short story Star, Bright , his first of three appearances in Horace Gold s Galaxy July 1952 , about a super intelligent toddler with psi abilities From Clifton s correspondence we know that Gold editorially savaged the story, which appeared in severely truncated or altered form The story has been compared favorably to Kuttner and Moore s Mimsy Were the Borogoves , which was published in Astounding nine years earlier.Clifton worked as a personnel manager during his life and interviewed close to 100,000 people This experience formed much of Clifton s attitude about the delusions people entertain of themselves, but also the greatness of which they are capable.


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    1. I ve been going through the site ulsu cgi bin vbx_keyi looking for book covers and found this one there a book already in GoodReads The cover was familiar So was the plot Having discovered several science fiction books read in childhood which were sold as comic, I am rather appalled I wouldn t dream of buying a humorous science fiction book now unless, of course, it was by Kurt Vonnegut.

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    2. What I expected from reading the cover was what I got a dark first contact comedy, a blend of The Day the Earth Stood Still , War of the Worlds , and Dr Strangelove , with a microscopic smattering of It s a Wonderful Life and possibly Mad Men.

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    3. Rather a social satire

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    4. Fictionwise multiformat ebook

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    5. I quite enjoyed this somewhat tongue in cheek first contact book a bit dated now unfortunately

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    6. Fictionwise multiformat ebook

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