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The Eyes Have it by Philip K. Dick

The Eyes Have It is a comedic scifi short story by Philip K. Dick, in which stars his most clueless, ass-hat character yet.

Non-Spoiler summary:

There’s not much I can say about this exceptionally short story, except that its narrator (and protagonist) suffers from what I can only describe as MIS (metaphor incomprehensibility syndrome). It’s literally about a crackpot man, who has trouble understanding how metaphors work and in fact considers them to be subliminal hints concerning a coming alien invasion.

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For a Breath I Tarry by Roger Zelazny

This is a guest post by Rick Buchan.

The Nature Of Man. Since the days of Pinocchio, inanimate devices seem mesmerized by Man and obsessed with trying to discover the answer to what it is and what it means to be human.

This quirky yet wonderful novelette, written by Roger Zelazny in 1966, illustrates the frustratingly perplex struggle to correlate genius with folly, strength with frailty, and all the promise and pratfalls of what it means to be Man! (*) Read More

The Day the Martians Came by Frederik Pohl

The Day the Martians Came

by Frederik Pohl

• Word count: 2579
• Page count: 6

The Day the Martians Came is an interestingly abstract science fiction short story by Frederik Pohl. First published in 1967 it explores the social ramifications of humans discovering an alien race.

The story follows one night of a hotel manager as he struggles to deal with all the reporters in his establishment on the eve of NASA’s returning Algonquin Nine – an expediton to Mars. Read More