Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ten of the best aliens in science fiction

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best aliens in science fiction.

One entry on the list:

In Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse-Five, Billy Pilgrim is kidnapped by these inquisitive and fairly benign aliens, who put him in a zoo. They look like green toilet plungers. "Their suction cups were on the ground, and ... at the top of each shaft was a little hand with a green eye in its palm. The creatures were friendly, and they could see in four dimensions".
Read about the other aliens on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue