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Earthmen Bearing Gifts

Auhtor: Frederic Brown

Language: english
Published: 1960

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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eBook size: 55Kb

Review by A. Dent, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Earthmen Bearing Gifts':

Mars had gifts to offer and Earth had much in return--if delivery could be arranged!

Excerpts from the Book 'Earthmen Bearing Gifts':


... Ry sat alone in his room, meditating. From outside the door he caught a thought wave equivalent to a knock, and, glancing at the door, he ...
... miles away, if their calculations are correct. Beyond the horizon. But if it lands even twice that far the flash of the atomic explosion should be visible. ...
... it will still be first contact-for them. Of course our telepath teams have been reading their thoughts for many centuries, but-this will be the first physical ...
... the flash through their lunar telescopes and get a-what do they call it?-a spectroscopic analysis. That will tell them more than they know now (or think ...
... is this one small city of about nine hundred beings. The civilization of Mars was older than that of Earth, but it was a dying one. This was what ...
... had developed in a quite different direction from that of Earth. It had developed no important knowledge of the physical sciences, no technology. ...
... Earth was just beginning to discover. Mars could teach Earth much. How to avoid crime and war to begin with. Beyond those simple things lay telepathy, ...
... develop now, even if they had the type of minds which would enable them to develop these things-to restore and rehabilitate a dying planet, so that ...
... at the next opposition, two Earth years, or roughly four Martian years, hence. The Martians knew this, because their teams of telepaths were able to ...
... which would have made this preliminary shot unnecessary. Tonight Ry, the leader (as nearly as the Martian word can be translated), and Khee, his ...
... should land. The stars shone brilliantly and unwinkingly through the atmosphere. In Observatory No. 1 on Earth's moon, Rog Everett, his eye at the ...
... no more to see now-and he and Willie Sanger shook hands solemnly. It was an historical occasion. Hope it didn't kill anybody. Any Martians, that is. ...
... miles off, to the south. And that's damn close on a fifty-million-mile shot. Willie, do you really think there are any Martians? Willie thought a ...
... had gifts to offer and ...
... had gifts to offer and Earth had much in return-if delivery could be arranged!

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