Martians, Go Home,originally published in 1955, is a comic science fiction novel that tells the story of Luke Devereaux, a science fiction writer who witnesses an alien invasion of little green men. These Martians haven't come to Earth to harm anyone - just to annoy people.
"Amusing send-up of alien invasion story tropes"
This fourth volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories contains 22 more gripping tales.
The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.
"Great stories, great narrators"
This beloved, larger-than-life thriller from Edgar Award - winning author Fredric Brown stars Bill Sweeney, an ace reporter with an otherworldly drinking problem who gets mixed up with a naked woman as the latter is trying to avoid becoming the fourth victim of a local serial killer - "the Ripper". Rousing himself from his drunken stupor in order to aid the woman, Bill sets out on the killer's trail. As he puts questions and answers together, he finds himself face-to-face with madness and death.
"Great Noir! Great Listen!"
Once upon a time, a girl named Jenny Ames was murdered in a lonely house. No one knew where she had come from, or why she had died, or who killed her. Years later, a man moved into the same house - and discovered that nothing is more seductive than an unsolved murder.
You'll hear the soft, lazy voice of a dame who's been around, and you'll meet up with a beautiful heller. You'll learn the lurid secrets of a man's locked past, and you'll prowl dark alleys with two men--two men turned hunters. And you'll wonder--why Ed and his Uncle Am didn't level with the cops; what business a gang would have with Ed's dead father; and where the killer thought the hunters would go wrong. Here are your answers, in this fast-spinning, two-fisted mystery about thugs, molls, and carnival folks.
"Story worth a listen for the twists and turns"
X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.
A science-fiction editor by the name of Keith Winton is eagerly awaiting viewing the first rocket landing on the moon. Something goes terribly wrong and there is an explosion. Winton is catapulted into another universe. Suddenly, he finds himself in a world of space-ships and interplanetary wars. A violent hurtling world he was never meant to see - and one he longed to escape.
"Mad Universe helps me exercise!"
"The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door...." Based on a story by Frederic Brown, this episode of Dimension X originally aired May 6, 1950.
"Short Radio Drama Worth the $1 or So"
In most murder cases, the setting stays put, if nothing else. But when murder comes to visit the J. C.Hobart traveling carnival, the entire operation has left town before Captain Weiss can gather any tangible leads. For young Ed Hunter, the case throws him together with a gorgeous redhead from the show, but as another murder occurs, and then a third, he and his Uncle Am find their hands full with more than just their ball game concession.
Guy walks into a bar, and tells a reporter he's the last surviving Martian. Based on a story by Frederic Brown, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on August 7, 1956.
"Entertaining Brown short"
Imagine… Ghosts, gods, and devils - heavens and hells - cities in the sky and cities beneath the sea. Time machines, spaceships - certainly you can imagine Martians, but what about interplanetary vampires? Or a mouse that isn't a mouse? Honeymoon in Hell proves that Fredric Brown has a special vision, a sight beyond our wildest nightmares, a perception of things we couldn't even begin to imagine.
Howard Perry has become a drunk - a skid row bum. It wasn't always so, and he has hopes of returning to be a respected university student. But now he spends his days washing dishes to buy enough booze to hopefully blackout at night. His only friend is a prostitute name Billie the Kid. But Billie is just a working girl, and it would be stupid for him to care too much for her. When he goes to borrow a drink from Billie's neighbor, who soon turns up murdered, things are looking even worse for Perry.
Snatched by an omnipotent being from an intergalactic battle between humans and a malevolent, alien race, The Outsiders, that will end in mutual destruction, Carson finds himself sealed in an arena, a hemispherical-shaped force field slightly larger than a football field, encompassing a sweltering blue desert on an alien world.
Un milliard de Martiens, hâbleurs, exaspérants, mal embouchés, d'une familiarité répugnante, révélant tous les secrets, clamant toutes les vérités, envahissent la terre sans autre but apparent que de compliquer la vie des hommes. Mais comment s'en débarrasser ?
In war, every infantryman has been there. He is wet, he is hungry and cold, and he is a long, long way from home.
On Mars, the remnants of a noble civilization anxiously await first contact with Earth. Today the first unmanned rocket from Earth arrives on Mars. Two gentle Martians have a front-row seat for this historic impact.
Imagine if you can, a relationship where the partners hate one another, and they decide to divorce, and they both want ALL the money and property. When the wife returns from Haiti with Voodoo training, somebody Will get it ALL.
So you create a time machine and wish to experiment with it. Sounds like something worth trying until the experiment is cut short for reasons you never expected. Such is the case with Professor Johnson in this classic science fiction tale. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.